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Topic # 12043 24-Feb-2007 18:01
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Just received a note to say the monthly credit is now being stopped because they have upgraded their infrastructure to handle the extra demand on service. Seeing the controversy over the Telecom Go Large plan, I wonder what is the difference in speed between a good setup for Go Large and 10Mbs plan.

Not sure speedtest is a good measurement but I recently achieved 600KB/sec on a bittorrent download (sustained) for a file that was hosted very well in the US (designed to be distributed via BT). On files that are more ad hoc I have achieved over 300KBs which is pretty satisfying.

It would be great is the larger ISP's could find a way to cache BT traffic (perhaps local seeds) but my understanding the BT protocol isn't smart enough to be location specific so it would not necessarily favour a local seed versus an international one.  And anyway, the traffic on BT isn't always something you could legally cache :-)

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Reply # 61855 24-Feb-2007 18:42
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Well for one - TCL cable isn't 'traffic managed' and secondly the maximum speed of DSL is around 7.6mbps.

So unless there is something wrong with the cable network, the cable network should give better throughput.




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Reply # 61858 24-Feb-2007 19:01
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Many times I downloaded files at 1MB/sec - that's one megabyte per second, roughly 8000 mbps (megabits per second) on TelstraClear. And that was from single server (microsoft.com) which probably is distributed through Akamai.

This is close to the maximum throughput on this connection.





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Reply # 61861 24-Feb-2007 19:14
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1 megabyte would be 8 megabits not 1000.



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That aligns with what I achieved via BT where the overhead etc. can cut down speed.  I understand that TCL are looking at or will be deploying DOCSIS 2.0. That should help with speeds on the cable as more users sign up (note to TCL - you have a competitive edge - market it!).  Since I am sure TCL also uses for the most part the SX cable for US backhaul, which has recently been upgraded again, we TCL users should be laughing!




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  Reply # 61863 24-Feb-2007 19:41
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lchiu7: That aligns with what I achieved via BT where the overhead etc. can cut down speed.  I understand that TCL are looking at or will be deploying DOCSIS 2.0. That should help with speeds on the cable as more users sign up (note to TCL - you have a competitive edge - market it!).  Since I am sure TCL also uses for the most part the SX cable for US backhaul, which has recently been upgraded again, we TCL users should be laughing!


Skip DOCSIS 2.0 - make the leap to DOCSIS 3.0! Now that would be a great marketing advantage over Telecom..








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  Reply # 61866 24-Feb-2007 20:56
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Good point. I guess how much would it take to replace all the modems they have out there?  What about all the backend gear that would have to be replaced?




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  Reply # 61869 24-Feb-2007 21:16
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lchiu7: That aligns with what I achieved via BT where the overhead etc. can cut down speed.  I understand that TCL are looking at or will be deploying DOCSIS 2.0. That should help with speeds on the cable as more users sign up (note to TCL - you have a competitive edge - market it!).  Since I am sure TCL also uses for the most part the SX cable for US backhaul, which has recently been upgraded again, we TCL users should be laughing!


Skip DOCSIS 2.0 - make the leap to DOCSIS 3.0! Now that would be a great marketing advantage over Telecom..


What a good idea. I'll mention it to the boys Tongue out




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