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#115926 12-Apr-2013 08:08
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Hey Guys,

We have quite a bit of international capacity available at night time due to us being a business ISP so are looking to signup a maximum of 50-100 residential customers, only customers that know what they doing to reduce support overheads. Support is 7:30 to 5:30 with after hours on call for emergencies, i.e. if your circuit is down.

Because we are a business only ISP and 90% of our traffic is during the day we have a LOT of available capacity at night, you will get international speeds as fast as your connection goes as we don't throttle. We can offer any service, UFB, VDSL, DSL etc.

Please PM me your email address if you are interested but don't expect unlimited plans, you get what you pay for and we're about providing a premium service.

Cheers
Barry




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  #798199 12-Apr-2013 08:28
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"Any comments made by myself don't reflect the views of my employer, they are mine and mine alone"

Does your employer know about the offer you are making!?




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  #798202 12-Apr-2013 08:29
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Is this offer limited by geographical location?

 
 
 
 




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  #798206 12-Apr-2013 08:36
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Paul yes, it's not a commission thing as I am one of the shareholders.

Cambo, ADSL/VDSL no limitation, for UFB, wherever we have a handover which is Auckland, Pukekohe, Palmerston North, Taupo & Masterton




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  #799807 15-Apr-2013 19:16
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To limit the amount of emails... Quite a few people asked where we could do UFB, we have handovers in Auckland, Pukekohe, Palmerston North, Taupo & Masterton.

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Vibe Communications LTD - Business ISP and Wholesale Carrier



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  #802842 20-Apr-2013 17:50
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Our ADSL connection has now been switched over.

Sync speed is marginally higher than with Telecom but the throughput is about 3 times and much more stable.



Service is great too, we had a minor technical glitch with the modem misbehaving and me being stuck 600km from home, Barry had it all sorted in 5 minutes and that included doing a line test for VDSL.

Now I'm just waiting for the FRITZ!Box to turn up and we can move up to VDSL.

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  #802847 20-Apr-2013 18:16
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I have ordered my switch over, we use Barry at the office and I have found them to be cost effective, reasonable and willing to help.



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  #802876 20-Apr-2013 19:03
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Thanks guys :)

By the way Wellington UFB will be available in about 2-3 weeks, we ordered the handover a couple of weeks back and are nearly ready to do some testing etc then we will be offering in the capital :)

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Vibe Communications LTD - Business ISP and Wholesale Carrier



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  #803501 22-Apr-2013 10:03
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After Telecom refused to take my money and connect me to UFB (details on the Telecom UFB thread) I decided to go ahead and take Barry's offer.
I was initially reluctant as most of the residential ISPs have a ridiculous international bandwidth pool shared with all customers and usually you struggle to get above a few mbps. And signing up for a 1 year contract is risky if you'll receive a 'best effort' service.
Being a business orientated ISB I hoped that things are different with Vibe. And they are.

After discussing the offer with Barry on the 12th I gave the go ahead and a Chorus order was placed and scheduled for installation on the 19th. In the meantime I received the PPPoE username and password.
As soon as Chorus finished installing everything and the green light was showing on the fibre led, all I had to do is put the user/pass and ring Telecom to thank for many years of service.
I'm quite satisfied with the international bandwidth. Of course, it depends on the sending side but it's not uncommon to see 20-30mbps.

Now, a funny storry. I spent quite a few hours to understand why I was only getting 30-40mbps on the national link. The main two reasons were:
1. Assuming that Telecom's speed test server (http://zeus.jetstream.co.nz/450M.bin) can handle 100mbps is wrong. As soon as I started testing with a server collocated at ICONZ I got the full 100mbps. Tragicomic really.
2. Although it has a 480mhz cpu, my RT-N16 can't handle QoS at more than 40mbps. As soon as I disabled it, it maxed out at 100mbps.

PS: I chewed through 8GB of data just doing a couple (well, maybe more than a couple) speedtests :)


Thank you Barry for this offer and for proving that there's a real alternative to Telecom. Keep up the good work.

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  #803607 22-Apr-2013 11:25
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tcpdump: 1. Assuming that Telecom's speed test server (http://zeus.jetstream.co.nz/450M.bin) can handle 100mbps is wrong. As soon as I started testing with a server collocated at ICONZ I got the full 100mbps. Tragicomic really.


I thought this was an interesting observation and tried a test myself. It easily maxed out our 100Mbps connection supplied by Inspire. Maybe there is a capacity issue with the link between you and Telecom if you were getting consistently poor results?



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  #803610 22-Apr-2013 11:30
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No capacity issue this end, I getting 200Mbps from the server:

icepick@voipmonitor:~$ wget -O /dev/null http://zeus.jetstream.co.nz/450M.bin
--2013-04-22 11:29:21-- http://zeus.jetstream.co.nz/450M.bin
Resolving zeus.jetstream.co.nz... 203.96.91.28
Connecting to zeus.jetstream.co.nz|203.96.91.28|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 471571023 (450M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `/dev/null'

100%[======================================================================================================================================================================================================================================>] 471,571,023 23.6M/s in 20s

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  #803612 22-Apr-2013 11:30
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Kraven:
tcpdump: 1. Assuming that Telecom's speed test server (http://zeus.jetstream.co.nz/450M.bin) can handle 100mbps is wrong. As soon as I started testing with a server collocated at ICONZ I got the full 100mbps. Tragicomic really.


I thought this was an interesting observation and tried a test myself. It easily maxed out our 100Mbps connection supplied by Inspire. Maybe there is a capacity issue with the link between you and Telecom if you were getting consistently poor results?


That may be the case. I've tried it just now:

(telecom's 450MB file)

Length: 471571023 (450M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `450M.bin'

3% [=======> ] 18,448,304 4.36M/s eta 87s ^C


(an rsync from an ICONZ collocated server)

debian-6.0.5-i386-netinst.iso
21626880 10% 10.26MB/s 0:00:17 ^C


Traceroute to Telecom indeed shows something rather interesting:

...
6 xe-0-0-0-604-MDR-2-191Q.DOM.layer2.co.nz (120.136.0.249) 4.222 ms 3.083 ms 2.949 ms
7 ftp.thinair.net.nz (203.97.27.89) 3.137 ms 1.169 ms 3.922 ms
8 ggis-gige-v906.telstraclear.net (203.98.18.67) 48.627 ms 48.732 ms 48.727 ms
9 ae2-4.akcr11.global-gateway.net.nz (210.55.202.54) 3.045 ms 3.147 ms 2.987 ms


traceroute to ICONZ:

2 l0-AKSBRAS.vibecom.co.nz (120.136.0.254) 4.575 ms 4.725 ms 4.719 ms
3 120.136.0.154 (120.136.0.154) 4.054 ms 4.387 ms 4.380 ms
4 14.1.32.35 (14.1.32.35) 4.418 ms 4.407 ms 4.398 ms
5 iconz1.ape.nzix.net (192.203.154.44) 4.045 ms 4.220 ms 4.213 ms
6 172.31.255.66 (172.31.255.66) 4.663 ms 2.341 ms 2.390 ms
7 ge-1-2.cat02-sky-core.iconz.net (210.48.5.22) 2.561 ms 2.562 ms 2.600 ms






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  #804289 23-Apr-2013 13:08
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tcpdump the traceroute to telecom showing thinair is just telstraclear having terrible outdated reverse dns lookups.  and telecom have had peak time domestic issues for a while, you probably should test during daytime to check the speed.  

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  #806673 28-Apr-2013 11:49
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My experience with this ISP was their bandwidth seemed to be rather vigorously managed. We were paying by the Gb for traffic.




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