LFC Reports»

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 15:15
Local Fibre Company - Quarterly Feature

ISPs connected through UFF continue to provide performance well above their advertised rate for the 100Mb/s services.  At lower speeds, such as 30Mb/s, there is no substantial difference between LFCs for peak speeds.  We report that almost half of TrueNet's panelists' using the 200Mb/s services consistently achieve better than 200Mb/s downloading from the Internet.  

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 16:26
Local Fibre Company - Quarterly Feature

Fibre speeds are sold to consumers by retail ISPs, but they in turn are dependent on the wholesale LFC to provide the connection as well as the base speed to enable a service to be delivered.  Only Ultra Fast Fibre (UFF) provides a service that matches the advertised speeds for all 100Mb/s services.  In other LFC regions, only some panelists have speeds above 100Mb/s, many with only 94Mb/s, suggesting the wholesale speed is 100Mb/s.

Upload speeds of 10Mb/s and 20Mb/s are consistently above the advertised speed, but only Enable delivers an upload speed of at least 50Mb/s for the 100/50 service.

UFF and Enable based panelists achieve advertised download speed for the 30Mb/s products sold by their retail ISPs.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 09:50
CallPlus Network Merger lifts Orcon

TrueNet's broadband performance measurements for October show that the Callplus brands of Slingshot, Orcon and Flip have very similar results, suggesting their network is almost fully merged.

Local Fibre Companies (LFCs) are finally delivering sufficient capacity for ISPs to achieve their advertised speeds, rather than underperforming at less than the advertised speed as was evident in test results last July.

BigPipe ADSL performance is outstanding with off-peak speed measured at 99% of their advertised speed (as fast as the network allows).  

In our quarterly  LFC Fibre performance comparison, UFF was the best averaging over 100% of advertised speed. 


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