Special Speed reports»
In response to a Geekzone discussion about speed performance on the most common broadband technology used in NZ, ADSL2+, TrueNet posted a chart to show the time-of-day speeds averaged over all of our probes for January.
For all FS/FS ADSL2+ volunteers the average speed test result, including peak and off peak periods, is almost 9.5Mb/s.
Here is the chart:
In this monthly update of browser performance Vodafone has stolen the lead in ADSL browsing speed, just 4 months after being found slowest to download the TrueNet test webpage.
The chart below shows the noticeable improvement in Vodafone probes from early December.
TrueNet has taken a more focused approach in its latest publication of ISP broadband performance measures. We look more specifically at the download performances of New Zealand banks. All data refers to a 24-hour survey between the 26th and 27th March 2012.
With a comparison across a range of ISPs, we tested download times using the main pages of the major banks, and compared these with Trademe's front page at the time. Our findings then overlay the comparison of performance between the sites, with the performance across the ISPs.
Internet overloads for individual ISPs due to demand exceeding supply at popular times is very evident on Vodafone & TelstraClear over the last 4 months as tested by TrueNet.
TrueNet is publishing this information in cooperation with TUANZ. Details below are intended to provide background to the TUANZ press release:
October is the third month of data from our series of detailed broadband performance statistics. There were many improvements in performance in October over both August and September, but the greatest improvement was from Vodafone, moving from last to a position that would have seen them third in September, but for the competitive response from Orcon & Slingshot.
Updating August Webpage download results TrueNet has observed significant changes in performance for some ISPs, both improving and worsening, although the order from best to worst remains roughly the same.
The chart compares August and September. Some ISPs have big changes and these are explained below where any other observation can be made from the raw data.
ISPs with big changes include:
TrueNet speedtests show VDSL is the fastest technology available until the Government's fibre rollout arrives in 1 to 5 years. So why are very few ISP's offering it? VDSL is available in many exchanges throughout New Zealand, both as a wholesale service from Telecom and some ISPs have their own to offer over LLU.
Have you ever wondered why some websites take a long time to appear on your computer?
TrueNet testing shows the variance between ISPs of webpage download times is very large. Top-ranked TelstraClear provides page downloads of under 0.2 seconds, while bottom-ranked Vodafone is over 10 times longer at 2.5 seconds.
TrueNet measured and ranked ISPs for webpage downloads:
TelstraClear broadband performance was seriously impaired on three days recently. A TrueNet volunteer noticed "Long pauses and time outs. Then sudden spurts of normal speed" and asked TrueNet for comment.
TrueNet tests show Domain Name System (DNS) responses for all TelstraClear probes were very slow, resulting in poor webpage loading times.
Telecom come out on top for most mobile broadband measures completed by TrueNet in Auckland late in June.
The best performances were:Throughput speed (Fastest file download) - Telecom Browsing delay (quickest to open a webpage) - 2Degrees & Telecom Upload speed - Telecom National latency - Vodafone & 2Degrees International latency - All equal Upload, Throughput & Browsing