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ssamjh

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#282698 6-Mar-2021 18:18
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Crossposted from my blog:

 

In New Zealand, we’re spoilt with choice when it comes to the internet, often, so much so, that people can struggle to pick an ISP. 2degrees and Voyager are some of the nerds’ favourite providers, so let’s put them head to head.

 

All these tests were performed on exactly the same hardware, the only change being the ISP.

 

 

 

Speed

 

Let’s dive into the spreadsheet here, all results are an average of two tests performed back-to-back. The “best” results are underlined.

 

2degrees: Friday-10pm (5th March 2021)
Voyager: Friday-10pm (26th February 2021)

 

Now, these times may be biased, so I have many more results recorded throughout the week and may post another table from another time, one time I had in mind was 4 am.

 

 

 

 

Latency

 

This is a tricky one, as we see from the results above Voyager really shines in the Southeast Asia region. This is because 2degrees routes traffic via the states.

 

I run a Smokeping server, so we can use this to get an idea of the latency from 2degrees and Voyager.

 

 

 

 

Summary

 

It’s a tough pick between the two, but here are some key details:

 

  • Voyager wins the fastest “national” bandwidth
  • 2degrees wins the fastest “international” bandwidth
  • 2degrees wins the latency tests for North America and Europe
  • Voyager smokes 2degrees with latency to Asia-Pacific, South America, China, Middle East and Africa.

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  #2674775 15-Mar-2021 11:20
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Be very interested in Vodafone data if had it


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  #2674834 15-Mar-2021 12:43
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Thanks for the comprehensive, unbiased comparison 





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  #2674846 15-Mar-2021 13:02
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Interesting results.

 

 

 

My feedback would be, these tests should be ran at the same time, across identical circuits (separate gpon port ideally)

 

Introducing different periods I know is a result of changing services and wanting to be as close to the same.

 

 

 

The Smokepings are a little less open to gaps, but do tend to show, RSP's do change routing at times and some RSP's are better routed or worse for Relative reasons eg. one might have better throughput compared to latency.





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  #2674911 15-Mar-2021 14:11
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Nice work!

 

Maybe you should sign a contract with the commerce commission to replace samknows.... you've provided more useful consumer information in a week than samknows has done in years!!

 

Although, samknows did conclude that fibre is faster than DSL.... I suppose that is something, even though of little value . 

 

 


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  #2674972 15-Mar-2021 14:58
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surfisup1000:

 

Nice work!

 

Maybe you should sign a contract with the commerce commission to replace samknows.... you've provided more useful consumer information in a week than samknows has done in years!!

 

Although, samknows did conclude that fibre is faster than DSL.... I suppose that is something, even though of little value . 

 

 

 

 

Now that LSP Y and RSP X have worked together to fix what was causing degraded samknows results, they are kinda sad to watch honestly.... 

 

 





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  #2674981 15-Mar-2021 15:17
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hio77:

 

My feedback would be, these tests should be ran at the same time, across identical circuits (separate gpon port ideally)

 

 

Need two people on different GPON splits in the same area to run parallel tests





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I'd be really interested to see data at say... ~4PM. I've noticed on 2Degrees lately that their international performance has been absolutely abysmal in the afternoons and early evenings.




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  #2676228 17-Mar-2021 17:12
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spronkey:

I'd be really interested to see data at say... ~4PM. I've noticed on 2Degrees lately that their international performance has been absolutely abysmal in the afternoons and early evenings.



I do have data from that time for both, I will post the raw numbers soon.

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  #2706071 11-May-2021 14:42
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@ssamjh do you have this data?

 

I'm interested in this a bit more now due to the ongoing issues I'm having with 2D: https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=85&topicid=284325


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  #2706080 11-May-2021 15:04
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Try disabling IPv6, I've noticed slow speeds to Google's IPv6 stuff on my 2degrees connection

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Currently a Voyager customer and a former 2D customer, to me it comes down to customer service.

 

I had several poor customer service experiences so moved to Voyager, the one and only time I had to ring voyager I paid my first invoice twice, Phone answered by a human in less than 15 seconds, offered solution and implemented solution in under 2 minutes. Very happy camper.

 

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