Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 15:27

Domain Name Server & Latency Performance

Latency (delay) and Domain Name Server (DNS) response times are two background parameters that affect Web Browsing performance. There is a lot of focus on "Speed" in the media, though both DNS response time (time to find the IP address of the server) and Latency (time to receive a response from the remote server) influence the responsiveness of the internet.   Latency (or lag) is very important to gamers, and DNS failures are very conspicuous when they occur.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 14:06
Dramatic Upgrades to Copper based VDSL  

Chorus have been busy upgrading Copper based VDSL to deliver even faster speeds to most customers, independent of ISP.  With the introduction of a new band-plan (technical term for changes to the frequencies used) completed in early December, a number of VDSL users will have experienced improvements in performance throughout December and January because the exchange part of DSL technology takes time to discover how to distribute the gains to users.

Performance continues to remain high from all our major ISPs, especially on upload, suggesting the NZ network is free from congestion at this point.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 12:04
Review of Rural Broadband

November performance for rural technologies is similar to our Urban report with a great perfomance all round for those areas where the Government's Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) has resulted in upgrades.

TrueNet is pleased to see that publishing performance measures has also impacted the Rural market.

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 13:49
TrueNet Monitoring Success

After four years of monitoring broadband technology TrueNet's impact on the quality of performance across all products and technologies is now obvious, as all ISPs that TrueNet reports on are achieving the targets we have set.  Congratulations to the major ISPs for reaching a successful product performance standard.  We will continue to monitor to ensure that standard is maintained.

We monitor a small sample of Australian connections, and their performance remains below that of all NZ ISPs with the exception of the obvious - downloading of Australian websites.

Congratulations should be extended to the Commerce Commission for having the foresight to start the process; to Vodafone and the Commerce Commission for purchasing our data, making it possible to continue publishing.

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