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Topic # 133734 31-Oct-2013 21:30
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I had my fibre UFB live for 8 days now, I noticed this morning line quality droped from about 10ms to 2ms just after a IP change/ONT restarts maybe?

Does UFB has all sorts of different profile like vDSL has? and I am guessing it's all on auto like vDSL does as well?

If anyone could share some light on this matter would be very educational, Thank you.


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  Reply # 925124 31-Oct-2013 21:30
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  Reply # 925233 31-Oct-2013 23:42
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That ping drop is from changes made on snaps network this morning.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 925531 1-Nov-2013 11:43
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Xternal: That ping drop is from changes made on snaps network this morning.


Alright thx, just on that note you know what has been changed on snaps network?


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  Reply # 925566 1-Nov-2013 11:50
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D1NZ: Alright thx, just on that note you know what has been changed on snaps network?

I believe they were terminating Chch UFB connections in Wellington before.

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  Reply # 925586 1-Nov-2013 12:12
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D1NZ:
Xternal: That ping drop is from changes made on snaps network this morning.


Alright thx, just on that note you know what has been changed on snaps network?



Hello All,

We are currently going through a project of pushing out more BNG's (Border Network Gateways - Juniper MX routers) into our network which will, when finished, span into 20 towns around NZ (from the 6 town's we used to have in place) this will mean that if you are in one of the towns that we deploy network in your first hop in a traceroute will be lower than it may have been previously, however in real terms it wont make any difference to international latency. every town that has UFB either now or in the future will be covered by this.

The good thing about locally connecting users is that we are able to deploy the likes of CDN's and DNS infrastructure closer to the user, we can also peer with other ISP's who also choose to connect locally making those paths more efficient too.

We have been pretty heavily investing in our network in the past few years, and shortly we will be updating and documenting this on our website, but happy to answer any questions here too!

(and yes once this project is finished we will finally be able to support static IPv6 entry's on UFB/DSL!)

Thanks,
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  Reply # 925609 1-Nov-2013 12:39
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RalphFromSnap:
D1NZ:
Xternal: That ping drop is from changes made on snaps network this morning.


Alright thx, just on that note you know what has been changed on snaps network?



Hello All,

We are currently going through a project of pushing out more BNG's (Border Network Gateways - Juniper MX routers) into our network which will, when finished, span into 20 towns around NZ (from the 6 town's we used to have in place) this will mean that if you are in one of the towns that we deploy network in your first hop in a traceroute will be lower than it may have been previously, however in real terms it wont make any difference to international latency. every town that has UFB either now or in the future will be covered by this.

The good thing about locally connecting users is that we are able to deploy the likes of CDN's and DNS infrastructure closer to the user, we can also peer with other ISP's who also choose to connect locally making those paths more efficient too.

We have been pretty heavily investing in our network in the past few years, and shortly we will be updating and documenting this on our website, but happy to answer any questions here too!

(and yes once this project is finished we will finally be able to support static IPv6 entry's on UFB/DSL!)

Thanks,
TheRalph


Some great detailed informations there.
Much appreciated Ralph

Thank you

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  Reply # 925662 1-Nov-2013 13:36
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RalphFromSnap:

(and yes once this project is finished we will finally be able to support static IPv6 entry's on UFB/DSL!)


w00t! Do you guys blog about network improvements like this? I'm sure there are a few people here that would like a detailed view of what's going on.

Btw, the Snap network must be pretty good already, I get a lower ping to Orcon's QuakeLive servers than people on Orcon :)


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  Reply # 927506 5-Nov-2013 11:15
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RalphFromSnap:
D1NZ:
Xternal: That ping drop is from changes made on snaps network this morning.


Alright thx, just on that note you know what has been changed on snaps network?



Hello All,

We are currently going through a project of pushing out more BNG's (Border Network Gateways - Juniper MX routers) into our network which will, when finished, span into 20 towns around NZ (from the 6 town's we used to have in place) this will mean that if you are in one of the towns that we deploy network in your first hop in a traceroute will be lower than it may have been previously, however in real terms it wont make any difference to international latency. every town that has UFB either now or in the future will be covered by this.

The good thing about locally connecting users is that we are able to deploy the likes of CDN's and DNS infrastructure closer to the user, we can also peer with other ISP's who also choose to connect locally making those paths more efficient too.

We have been pretty heavily investing in our network in the past few years, and shortly we will be updating and documenting this on our website, but happy to answer any questions here too!

(and yes once this project is finished we will finally be able to support static IPv6 entry's on UFB/DSL!)

Thanks,
TheRalph


Thanks for the update Ralph - I checked my ping when I got home last night and it is now 2ms, down from between 13-27ms previously. 

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  Reply # 927512 5-Nov-2013 11:23
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RalphFromSnap:
(and yes once this project is finished we will finally be able to support static IPv6 entry's on UFB/DSL!)

Thanks,
TheRalph


Cool.
Which leads into the next question - when will the project be finished :-)

 

 

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  Reply # 927573 5-Nov-2013 12:40
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I'm still connected to WLG, guess Dunedin is still to come?

Also does this mean that if I'm connecting between two UFB connections in a town, will it take the more direct route? In theory the latency should be pretty awesome then?




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  Reply # 927659 5-Nov-2013 14:30
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RalphFromSnap:
D1NZ:
Xternal: That ping drop is from changes made on snaps network this morning.


Alright thx, just on that note you know what has been changed on snaps network?



Hello All,

We are currently going through a project of pushing out more BNG's (Border Network Gateways - Juniper MX routers) into our network which will, when finished, span into 20 towns around NZ (from the 6 town's we used to have in place) this will mean that if you are in one of the towns that we deploy network in your first hop in a traceroute will be lower than it may have been previously, however in real terms it wont make any difference to international latency. every town that has UFB either now or in the future will be covered by this.

The good thing about locally connecting users is that we are able to deploy the likes of CDN's and DNS infrastructure closer to the user, we can also peer with other ISP's who also choose to connect locally making those paths more efficient too.

We have been pretty heavily investing in our network in the past few years, and shortly we will be updating and documenting this on our website, but happy to answer any questions here too!

(and yes once this project is finished we will finally be able to support static IPv6 entry's on UFB/DSL!)

Thanks,
TheRalph

Is this coming to hamilton too, and will it result in slightly lower latency to non UFB users too? Does this mean snap will also peer at HIX? Though not many use it, Waikato University (via Lightwire/Rurallink) does, as does FX Networks (who have a few other major Hamilton clients such as Wintec)

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danielfaulknor: I'm still connected to WLG, guess Dunedin is still to come?

Also does this mean that if I'm connecting between two UFB connections in a town, will it take the more direct route? In theory the latency should be pretty awesome then?


Hi Daniel,

Dunedin is planned to happen by the end of this month along with many other South Island sites, latest updates are that the equipment is installed and just waiting final testing before a scheduled (non service impacting) upgrade. and yes when we have completed each area you will take a direct route, so if you are going from say your work at Snap in Dunedin to your home in Dunedin the latency should be really low.

For an update, just off the top of my head (I'll get a full list from the team rolling this out) we are rolling out local BNG access in the following areas, which match up closely with the locations where Snap has physical network servicing Business Customers. (I'll exclude major city's as they are already covered)

South Island

Nelson (Complete)
Blenheim (Complete)
Greymouth (Complete)
Ashburton (Complete)
Timaru
Oamaru
Queenstown/Cromwell
Invecargill

North Island

Whanagarei (Under Build)
Hamilton
New Plymouth (Complete)
Taupo
Tauranga
Napier
Masterton (Complete)
New Plymouth
Whanganui (Under Build)

Sydney is actual in this list for Australian customers too.

Re a blog, some of our NOC staff have blogs http://blog.hoff.geek.nz/ but as you have seen we have done a reskin on our website, it will be fulled with much more content over the coming months!

But happy to answer any further questions here!

Thanks,
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  Reply # 927995 6-Nov-2013 08:59
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I assume you mean...

Masterton (Complete)
?Palmerston North?
Whanganui (Under Build)

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  Reply # 934047 14-Nov-2013 19:42
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RalphFromSnap:
But happy to answer any further questions here!


Will you join the HIX peer exchange?
http://hix.nzix.net/




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