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Topic # 7679 2-May-2006 16:15
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OK, d00dZ. Problem solved. If you were wondering why your 1337 DSL ain't going at megabits per second, wonder no more: Telecom's John Goulter tells you why....

Public Affairs Manager John Goulter says Telecom has mainly had positive feedback since increasing speeds to two-kilobits per second.


Errm, what was it before then?




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Reply # 34541 2-May-2006 16:17
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Ok ADSL users

They should say on there ads you only get high speed when everyone else is sleeping

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Reply # 34543 2-May-2006 16:42
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That would be similar to the Voda speed claims around UMTS then? I quote:

Network  Expected optimised performance Peak optimised performance
Vodafone 3G 300-500kbps 1Mbps
Vodafone GPRS 40-80kbps 200kbps

Seriously how they f_ck with physics is amazing! Seriously 300-500kbps or a peak of 1Mbps. Get real!




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Reply # 34545 2-May-2006 17:05
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Eeeaasssy now boys.... :)

I'm just off the phone here with Stephen Crombie at Telecom and I got the feeling that there will be some "alignments to ensure positive service expectations" (do I sound like a manager yet?). We'll see, the devil's in the details, etc etc, but Stephen promised complete openness around how Telecom dimensions its network, so here's hoping.




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Reply # 34547 2-May-2006 17:15
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Jama I have no issues getting 300+k 24/7 over UMTS



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Reply # 34550 2-May-2006 17:21
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The compressed "speeds" that Vodafone quotes are clearly silly but I've always been able to reach the advertised 384kbits downloads with UMTS; ditto the 64kbit/s uploads.

I have pointed out to Voda's marketing people that the compressed speeds are clearly over-optimistic and not exactly truth in advertising... until someone takes them to task over it, they're not going to stop however.




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Reply # 34554 2-May-2006 17:26
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That is fine Johnr so you should get 300K but you don't get 500K or 1Meg. The truth is little stretched.




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Reply # 34555 2-May-2006 17:31
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In all my time using UMTS in NZ (longer than many) I have not seen over 400k

Maybe soneone has? but not me

Latency is averge under 200ms (which is all good too)

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Reply # 34556 2-May-2006 17:40
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Have you ever had 200kbps on GPRS?




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Reply # 34557 2-May-2006 17:48
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Jama I would have more chance of winning lotto and big wednesday in the same week Foot in mouth

For browsing webpages and basic email I find GPRS find

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Reply # 34558 2-May-2006 17:49
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UMTS gets 360 odd Kbps, rather consistent at that.

GPRS maxed out at 39Kbps (downloading a Megadrive ROM on PDA), usually sat about 30 Kbps due to latency.

EVDO was rather impressive, 600kBps, I often got 1.2 Mb. latency is top notch...


All tests were done using no optimisers etc.
EVDO done using Harrier (borrowed)
GPRS using i-mate PDA and SE k700i
UMTS using Motorola e770v over USB


The "optimisers" will gain you about a third extra "speed" not Double or any other times

(unless you download a low Compression (high quality) JPG and then download the high compression (low quality) version using optimizer.)

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Reply # 34583 2-May-2006 21:21
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juha: OK, d00dZ. Problem solved. If you were wondering why your 1337 DSL ain't going at megabits per second, wonder no more: Telecom's John Goulter tells you why....

Public Affairs Manager John Goulter says Telecom has mainly had positive feedback since increasing speeds to two-kilobits per second.


Errm, what was it before then?


2Kbps??? Holy! I had a 2Kbps (2048 bps) modem back in 1994... I am pretty sure he meant 2 megabits per second? Obviously non-technical editor there...






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Reply # 34584 2-May-2006 21:23
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Brilliant!!! Well then everybody on 1.8Mbps really is experiencing faster braodband

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