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  Reply # 2067079 2-Aug-2018 19:40
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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!

 

 

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

 

John 

 

 

So why buy now after all these years of lower international bandwidth?


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  Reply # 2067081 2-Aug-2018 19:44
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Pumpedd:

 

Linux:

 

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 

 

 

So why buy now after all these years of lower international bandwidth?

 

 

We have a new international cable to the US remember that very recently came online and also Vodafone / Spark / Telstra own a new cable between NZ and OZ that comes in at Raglan

 

John

 

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https://news.vodafone.co.nz/article/tasman-global-access-cable-goes-live-improving-new-zealands-connectivity-world





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  Reply # 2067129 2-Aug-2018 20:08
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Mattmannz:

 

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

 

 

Could be possible VF were holding out and waiting for the new cable to come on?

 

 

 

i can understand the business argument for it...

 

Atleast personally, i haven't seen any real world difference in my VF link in the last few months.. 





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  Reply # 2067970 4-Aug-2018 13:40
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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.

 

 

Now have FibreX in Wellington nominally 100/20 getting 93/20 locally and 93/18 to Los Angeles.

 

 


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