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Topic # 204468 2-Oct-2016 21:28
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Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere but can someone please give me some advice on the best UFB provider to use to stream IPTV from Singapore. I've been using MR and speeds/latency to Singapore are all over the place

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  Reply # 1644404 2-Oct-2016 21:46
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Got some sites? Then people can through up traceroutes from their different ISPs.
I can't imagine there would be much difference between them as everyone has pretty good performance up through AU which is where I assume Singapore traffic travels.
Your issue is probably more related to the streaming site. I just looked up 'Singapore tv' and came across '' which is served from a local akamai cache so should perform really well.

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  Reply # 1644411 2-Oct-2016 22:00
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Hi, thanks for the reply.


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  Reply # 1644418 2-Oct-2016 22:16
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Kiwiwolf: Hi, thanks for the reply.


If you consider Vodafone HFC cable 100/10Mbps to be "UFB":  speed 102/10 Mbps, latency 134ms, jitter 4ms


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  Reply # 1644428 2-Oct-2016 22:41
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Orcon - Gigiatown Gigabit (1000/500) - Test ran @ 10:40pm.


83.77Mbps down
39.32Mbps up
223ms latency
1ms jitter





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  Reply # 1644429 2-Oct-2016 22:42
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Thanks sideface. I only get 6 to 11Mbps down on my MR UFB 100/20 plan

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  Reply # 1644590 3-Oct-2016 10:59
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Softlayer run their own network, with a PoP in Sydney. I'd imagine every single NZ ISP has decent IX peering in Sydney, so they all should work about the same.




Edit: Assuming your IPTV is being hosted by Softlayer. Each network in Singapore has different routing policies, so just because you have a good connection to Softlayer SG doesn't mean other SG sites are the same.

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  Reply # 1644720 3-Oct-2016 14:03
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Appreciate the replies everyone. The IPTV provider didnt specify the link they gave me was one to their servers but they did confirm that the link was to the same country where there servers were located

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  Reply # 1644781 3-Oct-2016 15:47
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 Matt is right, networklayer are picking it up in Sydney:






Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:


4 * * * Request timed out.
5 33 ms 32 ms 36 ms []
6 90 ms 76 ms 76 ms []
7 82 ms 78 ms 83 ms []
8 131 ms 127 ms 130 ms []
9 178 ms 178 ms 179 ms []
10 * * * Request timed out.
11 124 ms 122 ms 121 ms []


Trace complete.




Having said that seems to be a bit of variance in the results here but here's mine




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  Reply # 1644880 3-Oct-2016 19:06
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Kiwiwolf: Thanks sideface. I only get 6 to 11Mbps down on my MR UFB 100/20 plan


I get better than that, tested over wifi, Slingshot ADSL2 connection laughing




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  Reply # 1644889 3-Oct-2016 19:33
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2degrees 100/20 UFB, nothing else much happening on the connection at the time.


70Mbps down, 13.6Mbps up, 132ms latency, 4ms jitter

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  Reply # 1644898 3-Oct-2016 19:48
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Thanks everyone. Even djtOtago with adsl is getting better speed than me with a 100/20 MR connection.

Is anyone out there in ChCh with MR who can have a crack at it?

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  Reply # 1644903 3-Oct-2016 20:02
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if im going to be honest My Republic are $hit dont even bother with them, move somewhere else if you can. Anywhere but trust power would be a good start.

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  Reply # 1644907 3-Oct-2016 20:08
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Point taken Jase

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  Reply # 1645536 5-Oct-2016 01:03


Seems gigabit on bigpipe ranges greatly between connections

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