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Topic # 239718 31-Jul-2018 23:59
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Just did some speedtest to various sites around LA from my 200/20 cable (Fibre X) connection and was getting around 195/17 on average.

 

First time I have ever seen international speeds anything like that.

 

Obviously the ping each time was about 150 ish but that is to be expected.

 

Impressive Vodafone!!!!


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  Reply # 2065973 1-Aug-2018 00:16
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Equally impressive is a topic on Vodafone that is entirely positive. Thanks for the surprise. laughing

 

I am interested because I have to decide whether to go with UFB or stick with Vodafone and take FibreX 200 or Max.


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  Reply # 2066041 1-Aug-2018 07:49
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Go with UFB as it gives you options to change provider.

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  Reply # 2066044 1-Aug-2018 07:57
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epr: Go with UFB as it gives you options to change provider.

 

That's my thinking but the path of least resistance is FibreX and anytime I've looked at switching Vodafone have given me the best price.


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  Reply # 2066421 1-Aug-2018 17:10
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Hammerer:

 

epr: Go with UFB as it gives you options to change provider.

 

That's my thinking but the path of least resistance is FibreX and anytime I've looked at switching Vodafone have given me the best price.

 

 

As I thought, Vodafone's pricing is difficult to beat at $80pm for 12m term: FibreX 200, landline and Freeview TV service.


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  Reply # 2066455 1-Aug-2018 17:16
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FibreX though...

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  Reply # 2066467 1-Aug-2018 17:47
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The gamers in the household will quickly tell me if it doesn't perform. sealed

 

But the price is competitive with UFB 100/200 prices:

 

  • $78/$88 Skinny (+$200 joining credit -home phone -static IP).
  • $90 Slingshot (+filtering), Orcon (+filtering)
  • $100 2Degrees (+better peering +caller ID etc.), Stuff (+filtering)

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  Reply # 2066491 1-Aug-2018 18:39
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What’s the issue with FibreX?




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  Reply # 2066494 1-Aug-2018 18:51
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BlinkyBill: What’s the issue with FibreX?


Nothing if it's performing well and no congestion which I know Vodafone have been working on

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  Reply # 2066523 1-Aug-2018 19:18
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Linux:
BlinkyBill: What’s the issue with FibreX?


Nothing if it's performing well and no congestion which I know Vodafone have been working on

John

 

Have been on FibreX for 3 months now (not by choice mind you) and I have to admit I've only noticed congestion once and it was still fast enough to stream and browse the interweb. I'm seeing lower pings to the majority of US servers I use and can consistently max out my connection on nPerf. Compared to my last experience on cable 10 years ago (10/1 I think) the experience now is polar opposite. Back then it would slow to a crawl every day from 1500-2100 and frequently just drop for minutes at a time. Ping's would jump randomly which made online gaming near impossible. Big ups to Vodafone for improving the network over the last few years.


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  Reply # 2066527 1-Aug-2018 19:29
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Pumpedd:

 

Just did some speedtest to various sites around LA from my 200/20 cable (Fibre X) connection and was getting around 195/17 on average.

 

First time I have ever seen international speeds anything like that.

 

Obviously the ping each time was about 150 ish but that is to be expected.

 

Impressive Vodafone!!!!

 

 

I am also on "FibreX" HFC cable, 200/20, in Island Bay, Wellington.

 

International performance - previously mediocre - has definitely improved in recent months.

 

I regularly download from a proxy server in LAX, using a download manager (JDownloader).

 

Here is a typical EdgeRouter download trace during peak hour (9pm NZ time):

 

 

This makes the very long wait for "real" fibre more bearable (still 12 months away in our suburb).





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  Reply # 2066548 1-Aug-2018 19:55
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Sideface:

 

Pumpedd:

 

Just did some speedtest to various sites around LA from my 200/20 cable (Fibre X) connection and was getting around 195/17 on average.

 

First time I have ever seen international speeds anything like that.

 

Obviously the ping each time was about 150 ish but that is to be expected.

 

Impressive Vodafone!!!!

 

 

I am also on "FibreX" HFC cable, 200/20, in Island Bay, Wellington.

 

International performance - previously mediocre - has definitely improved in recent months.

 

I regularly download from a proxy server in LAX, using a download manager (JDownloader).

 

Here is a typical EdgeRouter download trace during peak hour (9pm NZ time):

 

 

This makes the very long wait for "real" fibre more bearable (still 12 months away in our suburb).

 

 

I never thought I would ever see international speeds anything like local speeds and I am paying much much less for FibreX than UFB.

 

In addition, I have noticed that the service has been much more stable over the last year, other than a weather outage etc. They also have supplied me with a new router which gives me full wifi throughout the house which wasnt the case with the old white one.

 

I certainly do hand out brickbats, but also hand out bouquets when they are deserved.


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  Reply # 2066595 1-Aug-2018 21:27
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May at least in part be related to their new submarine cable capacity to the US.



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  Reply # 2066722 2-Aug-2018 09:11
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yitz: May at least in part be related to their new submarine cable capacity to the US.

 

Does that indicate NZ ISP's have been throttling international speeds up until now?

 

If this is the case it is a bit unfair considering Southern Cross have been saying that they have heaps of bandwidth!


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Pumpedd:

 

yitz: May at least in part be related to their new submarine cable capacity to the US.

 

Does that indicate NZ ISP's have been throttling international speeds up until now?

 

If this is the case it is a bit unfair considering Southern Cross have been saying that they have heaps of bandwidth!

 

 

 

 

Just because Southern Cross have capacity doesn't mean that the ISP's can afford to provision it


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  Reply # 2066890 2-Aug-2018 15:13
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Pumpedd:

 

yitz: May at least in part be related to their new submarine cable capacity to the US.

 

Does that indicate NZ ISP's have been throttling international speeds up until now?

 

If this is the case it is a bit unfair considering Southern Cross have been saying that they have heaps of bandwidth!

 

 

ISP's buy capacity on the cable they just don't get access to the complete cable capacity

 

John 





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