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Topic # 183888 2-Nov-2015 16:55
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I just discovered something interesting.  NetFlix.  No, not NetFlix itself, I know about NetFlix.

What I didn't know is they measure the performance of ISPs their clients use.  This is great.  NetFlix requires great gobs of sustained performance for at least the length of a program.  Not just a short duration speedtest often from a node located in the actual ISP itself.

Here is their numbers for NZ:
http://ispspeedindex.netflix.com/country/new-zealand/

Next time I see one of those "which ISP should I use" posts, I'm going to respond this this link and let the poster do the work.




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  Reply # 1419024 2-Nov-2015 17:26
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I found something similar from YouTube (video quality report), but it seems a bit less useful.  You can compare your ISP to others to see which ISPs can sustain HD video content.
https://www.google.com/get/videoqualityreport/




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  Reply # 1419043 2-Nov-2015 17:45
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Not surprisingly there is a catch or three:

 

     

  1. The technology of each ISP is a mix - i.e. how many on fibre?
  2. The performance is only Netflix, so limited by their servers (~3Mb/s???)
  3. Location in NZ is unknown

 

Try our site - truenet.nz



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  Reply # 1419046 2-Nov-2015 17:49
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JohnButt: Not surprisingly there is a catch or three:

 

     

  1. The technology of each ISP is a mix - i.e. how many on fibre?
  2. The performance is only Netflix, so limited by their servers (~3Mb/s???)
  3. Location in NZ is unknown

 

Try our site - truenet.nz


Truenet only measures performance with in NZ, doesn't?  It doesn't reflect how much international transit or the quality of that international transit of the ISP does it?

Still an excellent service that you provide.




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  Reply # 1419050 2-Nov-2015 17:55
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pdath: 
Truenet only measures performance with in NZ, doesn't?  It doesn't reflect how much international transit or the quality of that international transit of the ISP does it?

Still an excellent service that you provide.


I always thought they measured overseas.. There is virtually no content in NZ, so why would they care about that? An ISP's international performance is the primary thing worth measuring.








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  Reply # 1419234 2-Nov-2015 20:29
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We measure file downloads as well as websites NZ, Australia and in the USA.  We also measure latency to 8 locations.


Further, our measurement style is duplicated in the USA, UK, EU, Singapore, Canada and Brazil.  If you wish to compare NZ with those countries the data is available - we actually do a direct comparison on our website here:
https://truenet.nz/speed-september-2015

There are other dropdowns comparing other features with those measured in Singapore

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  Reply # 1419251 2-Nov-2015 21:07
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Lias:
pdath: 
Truenet only measures performance with in NZ, doesn't?  It doesn't reflect how much international transit or the quality of that international transit of the ISP does it?

Still an excellent service that you provide.


I always thought they measured overseas.. There is virtually no content in NZ, so why would they care about that? An ISP's international performance is the primary thing worth measuring.






there is actually loads of content in NZ - Netflix, Lightbox, TVNZ, Mediaworks, Neon - all host content here in NZ.

Most ISPs have google caches too, which means large chunks of the popular youtube content will also be viewed from NZ.

A lot of games also have their servers hosted either in NZ or Australia - and connectivity to Australia is excellent.






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