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Topic # 147375 17-Jun-2014 16:02
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Global leader in broadband speed testing, Ookla, has revealed Vodafone New Zealand is fastest in its Global Net Index of telecommunications companies for May 2014.

The index – based on millions of recent cellular test results from Ookla’s popular speedtest.net app on both iOS and Android platforms – compares and ranks cellular download speeds from telecommunications companies around the world. New Zealand was ranked number one for mobile download speeds from 107 countries – and Vodafone was fastest, averaging downloads of just over 28.5 Mbps.

This means Vodafone New Zealand customers can download content and games more than three times faster than the global mobile download average of 8.0 Mbps. At 28.5 Mbps, it takes just under a minute to download a 45-minute TV show, and seven minutes to download a two hour movie.

Vodafone’s Chief Technology Officer, Sandra Pickering, has total confidence in her network staying top of the ratings.

“Vodafone has consistently achieved the highest speeds in testing by speedtest.net, which reflects the tens of millions of dollars we spend on network development each year. Ookla’s results are based on millions of real users from all over the world and it proves Kiwis are getting the best of the best.”

Pickering continues: “We’re focused on giving Kiwis the best network experience, leading in speed, reliability and coverage. We were first to bring 4G to New Zealand, and our 4G network now reaches 58% of New Zealand’s population, four international destinations – and more to follow.”

Vodafone New Zealand has been in the top position four times in the past five months.

The rankings can be found at http://www.netindex.com/mdownload/ 




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  Reply # 1067663 17-Jun-2014 16:07
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Congratulations Vodafone!




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  Reply # 1067666 17-Jun-2014 16:10
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PeterReader: Congratulations Vodafone!


 

Why thank you, PeterReader - you're too kind. :)




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  Reply # 1067667 17-Jun-2014 16:11
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All I can say is BOOM! Vodafone & NSN

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  Reply # 1067668 17-Jun-2014 16:13
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@johnr must have been sitting on his phone all day doing speedtest on his private LTE site hehe :)

Vodafone sure have put a lot of work into their network. I've certainly have noticed the steady increase in speed and in more places over the past year+





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Top work by some top people at Vodafone and NSN!

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  Reply # 1067678 17-Jun-2014 16:20
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Not a Vodafone customer but that is pretty impressive, well done team!

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  Reply # 1067679 17-Jun-2014 16:20
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When my contract finishes with my current mobile provider I will be looking to swap over to VF




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  Reply # 1067680 17-Jun-2014 16:23
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Our network team has worked so hard on upgrading the network over the last say 2 years bringing U900 DC into the cities and upgrading of the U2100 sites some now have 5 carriers and of course 4G / LTE

Work is still ongoing everyday improving / upgrading, Not standing still

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  Reply # 1067681 17-Jun-2014 16:24
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Congrats to Vodafone!

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  Reply # 1067682 17-Jun-2014 16:25
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and seven minutes to download a two hour movie.


And about $70 in data charges! (I kid, I kid.)

Good job Vodafone. Nice to see NZ internet surge ahead.

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Amazing work!

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  Reply # 1067692 17-Jun-2014 16:33
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 it takes just under a minute to download a 45-minute TV show, and seven minutes to download a two hour movie.


That's not helpful unless you say what size the file was.







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  Reply # 1067701 17-Jun-2014 16:41
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 it takes just under a minute to download a 45-minute TV show, and seven minutes to download a two hour movie.


That's not helpful unless you say what size the file was.


At the average 22Mbp/s speed and downloading at 1 minute the file size is 165MB. An average 750MB episode would take 1 minute to download at 100Mbp/s.





 


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  Reply # 1067702 17-Jun-2014 16:41
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But, whenever people quote speedtest results you get people from the telcos saying they are not accurate. 



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