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Topic # 23030 16-Jun-2008 06:42
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According to the NZ Herald, two of NZ's biggest broadband providers are the worst performers, says the Commerce Commission.

A report issued yesterday ranked Telecom, Vodafone and smaller company Slingshot the worst performers.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10516545&ref=rss





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Reply # 138281 16-Jun-2008 08:19
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Yes, it is an interesting report. I got the press release and posted it last night to go live this morning.




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  Reply # 138296 16-Jun-2008 09:47
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average packet loss

With the +50% packetloss,  does that mean half the data is having to be resent at my cost? 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 138466 16-Jun-2008 17:24
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Go telstra PDQ!
Nice and reliable during peak.

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  Reply # 138477 16-Jun-2008 17:49
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The results make no sense, and I would have to question if any of the data is meaningful.

Industry average packet loss of 53% -- TCP will more or less fail to work in any useful manner beyond 10%.  53% packet loss would mean any Internet services were basically dead.

I'm disappointed to see the Commerce Commission wasting taxpayer money on such a useless report.


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  Reply # 138525 16-Jun-2008 19:21
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Industry average packet loss of 53% -- TCP will more or less fail to work in any useful manner beyond 10%.  53% packet loss would mean any Internet services were basically dead.


Im with you on this one, at 50% or thereabouts its custard, and while individuals may see this for genuine network issue reasons from time to time, its realistically not the norm and indicates something wrong in the test criteria/method or understanding.

Maybe this one could be explained a lot more.

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  Reply # 138544 16-Jun-2008 20:27
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eXDee: Go telstra PDQ!
Nice and reliable during peak.


I wish their Cable was this good, International traffic is getting to be just so poke-slow now. International webpages load faster on DIALUP!

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  Reply # 138547 16-Jun-2008 20:32
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  Reply # 138548 16-Jun-2008 20:39
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Trust Geekzone readers to spot the mistake!

For some reason the packet loss numbers, which were originally all 0.xx, came out formatted in the table differently; Excel formatting or something?

So apologies for any alarm; the packet loss numbers should all read as indicated above, eg 0.53%, not 53%.



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  Reply # 138621 17-Jun-2008 08:43
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eXDee: Go telstra PDQ!
Nice and reliable during peak.


I have a freind on PDQ here in Auckland.  he would be lucky to get anytghing near 256Kbits let alone anything higher..




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  Reply # 138644 17-Jun-2008 10:03
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mcranna: Trust Geekzone readers to spot the mistake!

For some reason the packet loss numbers, which were originally all 0.xx, came out formatted in the table differently; Excel formatting or something?

So apologies for any alarm; the packet loss numbers should all read as indicated above, eg 0.53%, not 53%.

Michael Cranna
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Thank's, any other mistakes?  Will there be an updated report released?

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  Reply # 138663 17-Jun-2008 11:18
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Hi

The Commission will be updating the version on their website.

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Reply # 138664 17-Jun-2008 11:21
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I am posting a couple of screenshots later in my blog, but here it goes: Epitiro is launching a service that collects data about ISPs and plans performance in New Zealand.

You can use a small client on your Windows PC, select the city and plan you are connected to and this will be collected and compared to other people in the same region and ISP. You can also rate your ISP services as you go.

Check it at isposure.




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