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Topic # 114960 8-Mar-2013 13:11
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Anyone here in Northland using Uber and experiencing Download speed issues?

Signed up the other week after being promised 6MBPS Up and Down.  Sure enough got it in terms of browsing, but actual file downloading is only between 20-40kbps.

Emailed them on the second day explaining the problem, and they replied back;

 We’ve narrowed the issue with the speeds down to a fault with an upstream provider.
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> This fault is a national fault and will be effecting speeds for any ISP using the specific provider.
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> To rectify the situation we are in the process of changing our provider to ensure our customer’s get the speeds they should be and have previously been getting.
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> Unfortunately it’s not an easy process, we expect to be back up and running as normal in around four weeks. In the meantime we are doing everything we can to improve the customer experience.
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> Thank you for your assistance and continued patience.


So four weeks eh?  Well I emailed them back stating we don't think we should be paying for our full month, if we can't actually use the Datacap given to us, and that we should have been informed prior to our sign up (there is no way it happened the same day we signed up).

Would be interested to know if anyone else is dealing with the same problem.  I know of one other person on Uber (my boss) who is also in the same boat as me.

Uber replied again yesterday saying the issue SHOULD be sorted today... and that they have added an extra 5GB on to our plan... nope, not fixed today though.




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  Reply # 776860 8-Mar-2013 13:11
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  Reply # 778152 11-Mar-2013 18:51
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So i'm still going through the email process with Uber, regarding our speed problem.

According to their newsletter, they changed their Upstream provider. My file downloads are still very very slow.

One of the Uber guys sent me a file to test download (http://www.cachefly.com/) and it's downloading at a good speed, around 400kbps, which is a huge improvement over my usual 20-50kbps).

The problem is though, EVERYTHING else downloads slow.. that appears to be the one file that actually downloads fast.

What the heck could be causing this?




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  Reply # 778187 11-Mar-2013 20:38
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Have you tried some test files from various datacentres? Try these: http://pastebin.com/Pu4DwcYA.

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  Reply # 778188 11-Mar-2013 20:39
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I'm a bit skeptical about their reason - surely if it is that bad, we would be hearing about this issue through customers of other firms that use the same upstream provider?

Hopefully Beccara will chime in and fill in the gaps for everyone

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  Reply # 778191 11-Mar-2013 20:51
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Hi Hamish,

First off without sounding like a robot i'm sorry to hear you are having problems, I can see the client account and I'll make sure someone if not me follows this up tomorrow for you. I can see in the notes a few things have been noticed and need to clarify.

I can't talk specifics of this case here but we'll get it sorted for you as quick as we can. As for the note in the e-mail and Nick's question:

The upstream in question is Kordia/Orcon/Odyssey who have been having a issues with CDN's and International, On Friday a new connections to various CDN's like Google and Akamai was put in place to help with speed issues some users have noticed with websites like youtube,facebook,itunes. More international sites that have this issue which is intermittent will be resolved in the coming weeks. This isn't affecting all international traffic all the time so we still need to confirm with each client that speed related problems aren't being caused by internal networks


Cheers




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  Reply # 778207 11-Mar-2013 21:31
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We have a fibre connection with Uber, and a few of our clients do to, and we did have issues last week on Wednesday.
A quick email to Uber and they explained the issues and that it was being worked on.
They got me to check a couple of things and do some tests for them.
By the end of the day everything looked to be working great again and has been since.






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  Reply # 778278 12-Mar-2013 06:11
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1080p: Have you tried some test files from various datacentres? Try these: http://pastebin.com/Pu4DwcYA.


I'll be sure to test those after work today, and post the results.






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  Reply # 778281 12-Mar-2013 06:15
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Beccara: Hi Hamish,

First off without sounding like a robot i'm sorry to hear you are having problems, I can see the client account and I'll make sure someone if not me follows this up tomorrow for you. I can see in the notes a few things have been noticed and need to clarify.

I can't talk specifics of this case here but we'll get it sorted for you as quick as we can. As for the note in the e-mail and Nick's question:

The upstream in question is Kordia/Orcon/Odyssey who have been having a issues with CDN's and International, On Friday a new connections to various CDN's like Google and Akamai was put in place to help with speed issues some users have noticed with websites like youtube,facebook,itunes. More international sites that have this issue which is intermittent will be resolved in the coming weeks. This isn't affecting all international traffic all the time so we still need to confirm with each client that speed related problems aren't being caused by internal networks


Cheers


It's not so much websites though (with the exception of other YouTube style sites), they still load fast, it's just File Downloading maxing out at anywhere between 20-150kbps

Our main gripe is that no one from Uber told us about the issues before we signed up and disconnected from Telecom.. and it's been a few weeks now, and we haven't yet to see the full speed of Uber and we are paying for a 40GB plan.  They offered us an extra 5GB for free (not so great when you can't actually use it).






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  Reply # 778282 12-Mar-2013 06:16
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CYaBro: We have a fibre connection with Uber, and a few of our clients do to, and we did have issues last week on Wednesday.
A quick email to Uber and they explained the issues and that it was being worked on.
They got me to check a couple of things and do some tests for them.
By the end of the day everything looked to be working great again and has been since.


Can you post a screenshot of a File downloading?  maybe Avast from http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?tag=main;pop

I've been using that server as a test for most of my downloads.

Although you are on Fiber, I am on Wireless.




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  Reply # 778343 12-Mar-2013 09:05
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hamisht:
1080p: Have you tried some test files from various datacentres? Try these: http://pastebin.com/Pu4DwcYA.


I'll be sure to test those after work today, and post the results.


be careful with the file sizse of those, they're all huge... so may want to cancel part way through.


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  Reply # 778414 12-Mar-2013 10:55
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hamisht:
CYaBro: We have a fibre connection with Uber, and a few of our clients do to, and we did have issues last week on Wednesday.
A quick email to Uber and they explained the issues and that it was being worked on.
They got me to check a couple of things and do some tests for them.
By the end of the day everything looked to be working great again and has been since.


Can you post a screenshot of a File downloading?  maybe Avast from http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?tag=main;pop

I've been using that server as a test for most of my downloads.

Although you are on Fiber, I am on Wireless.


I'll let you work it out :)
It took 1m50s to download the 107MB file.




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  Reply # 778570 12-Mar-2013 14:59
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Interesting.
Ive been having problems with orcon, almost every night after 9pm for about 5 weeks.
Early on I was using some other peoples internet connections (telecom & clear?) and noticed some websites taking a bit longer to load too. Ive suspected NZ internet is naffed for some reason.....

Maybe all these 500GB and unlimited plans are taking their toll and ISPs are underprovisioned in their international bandwidth.

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