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Topic # 87173 21-Jul-2011 22:14
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According to a report from TrueNet, Telecom was the best mobile ISP in Auckland for the month June 2011. Interesting chart on that report too, so you can spot where each ISP performed best.

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  Reply # 499013 28-Jul-2011 15:56
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It's a shame it's not as complete as SBiddle's Vodafone vs XT review.

Since some of those high ping times / slower speeds could have been due to transisions etc.

Plus it doesn't have who got the best result. Needs a bit more detail as to how exactly they got those numbers I beleive.

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  Reply # 499033 28-Jul-2011 16:52
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The thing that annoys me about these Truenet reports is that being the fastest is pretty much the least important thing for most people. Once you get a decent level of speed (say, over 1 or 1.5Mbps) your connection is fast enough to do more or less anything you want to do with MBB (given the fact that datacaps prohibit mass torrent downloads etc).

Secondly, stating average speeds and average latency is a waste of time IMO. Once you get an acceptable level of service, the most important thing for me as a mobile broadband user is consistency.

For example, one carrier could have the best average latency of 104ms, but if the results were 5 results of 300ms and 15 results of 40ms, then that is far worse, to me, than a carrier with average latency of 120ms where the latency never ever goes above 150ms


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  Reply # 499125 28-Jul-2011 20:52
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Latency results are available, but the press interest is usually on speed.  However for a forum like this:

Comments? I suspect the granularity is a bit too much, but this was quick to run and can be compared better to the Wellington results.

PS we are looking for a more volunteers, we especially need Vodafone volunteers in Dunedin & Christchurch, but any ISP in the SI is good :-)

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  Reply # 499192 29-Jul-2011 00:09
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I wish they had done some upload speed tests to show just how slow 2degrees are in that department.

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