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Topic # 64590 18-Jul-2010 16:41
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Hi

I am going to move from Telecom Bigtime to Slingshot Naked DSL.  I currently get a "speedtest" of about 11mBits/sec with a 12ms local ping with Telecom.(I am not complaining as I am resonably close to an ADSL2+ exchange)

Should I expect a similar result if I run "speedtest" once I move to Slingshot.

I rung Slingshot technical and they told me I should expect a similar performance as they wholesale it from Telecom?

Does anyone else have an opinion before I dive in boots and all and fix for 6 months?

Thanks
Patrick

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  Reply # 353012 18-Jul-2010 16:44
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In terms of line performance you shouldn't see a difference.

You may see a drop in speed during peak time as telecom tend to have more international bandwidth to spare.


Tho moving from a shaped plan to unshaped you should seen a increase in certain types of traffic e.g Torrents etc.




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  Reply # 353022 18-Jul-2010 17:09
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Thanks for the quick reply and insight.

If they wholesale via Telecom why do they potentially get less international bandwidth?

I torrent occassionally but not very much.   If I do I would make it run at thier offpeek time so it would not count towards my monthly cap.  Browsing speed it quite important as there is a couple of us typically on the same connection in our house.(two adults and two kids)

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  Reply # 353024 18-Jul-2010 17:16
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Telecom Wholesale is just the equipment they use to provide you the broadband (The physical phone line).


How much international bandwidth each company buys is entirely up to the ISP.
In this case, Telecom usually have the most International bandwidth to spare due to having the majority of the "Mum & Dad" users who only use the internet to check emails etc and not bandwidth intensive sites such as youtube.

May I suggest a non throttled Telecom plan if you do not use that much each month? as they are most likely to have the best speeds.





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  Reply # 353028 18-Jul-2010 17:25
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Thanks again

Well we average about 60GB a month and staying with Telecom is going to be quite a bit more per month.  We have absolutely no need for a phone line as we all rely on our cellphones as our primary.

I think moving to the naked DSL is a good option with very little downside infact will probably save ~$20/month.


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  Reply # 353156 18-Jul-2010 23:28
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ottenpat: Thanks for the quick reply and insight.

If they wholesale via Telecom why do they potentially get less international bandwidth?

I torrent occassionally but not very much.   If I do I would make it run at thier offpeek time so it would not count towards my monthly cap.  Browsing speed it quite important as there is a couple of us typically on the same connection in our house.(two adults and two kids)

Thanks


They only buy the part of the network from your home to the ISP from Telecom. But I find some NZ speedtests are lucky to get 6megs at times, slower for international. Do you actually do any downloading where you need faster performance than that, because most people dont use what their connection is capable of unless they have some really hungry applicaitions that all have to run concurrently.




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  Reply # 353177 19-Jul-2010 00:23
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torrenting in the free offpeak will not be very fast unless it is a current torrent they have cached, which will fly along from the cache (once it connects as a peer)

80ish is the best I manage in free off peak, another 40-50 for FTP traffic and its not maxing my line but browsing starts to get really really choppy with pages not loading.

you get more than what you pay for, and slingshot is pretty cheap with the free time still somewhat usable for light browsing etc, ustream even works ok sometimes during it if nothing else happening.




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  Reply # 353201 19-Jul-2010 06:50
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Browsing speeds are great with Slingshot. I've not had a problem with pages failing to load for years now. (ok there might be a 1% time but it didn't even last a day, once upon a time).

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