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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 13:39
  Video Buffering? Check your Wifi
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 14:22
Orcon Fibre Consistent - Vodafone Congested?

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 15:39
Spark Leads for Speed​
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 12:13
VDSL Performance Competes with Fibre
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 16:14
NZ ISPs lead a major Australian ISP
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:28
ISP Copper Performance Gap

ADSL and VDSL show a considerable spread in performance for NZ webpage download times, Vodafone ADSL takes twice as long as the best ADSL Slingshot,  the worst VDSL Voyager takes almost twice as long as Spark.  73% of NZ households depend on ADSL to see their favourite websites.

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 14:20
The Need for Speed

Throughout August all 4 major ISPs with Fibre 100 service options (Vodafone, Spark, 2Degrees and Orcon), delivered more than 100Mb/s at all times. In addition, MyRepublic improved significantly at 9pm from previous months to 89% at 9pm.

TrueNet focused on the webpage download capability for ADSL this month, because our tests showed a wide spread of results with Slingshot being the standout performer, and Flip not far behind.

Five ISPs are achieving better than 95% of maximum possible speed for ADSL, and VDSL.  (ADSL - Flip, 2Degrees, Spark, Slingshot, and Orcon), (VDSL - Voyager, Spark, 2Degrees, Orcon, and Slingshot).

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 13:20
Big Variation between ISPs for ADSL 

The 2:1 spread of times taken to download websites on ADSL suggests important differences between ISP connectivity to NZ and USA websites.  This is much larger than would be expected for random events.

TrueNet is looking for volunteers for our ADSL panelist pool because many of our panelists have migrated to new technologies.  Upgrading is not possible for many consumers, and we want to continue measuring ADSL.  If you are interested please visit our Volunteering or our FAQ page  for more detail - being a panelist helps improve NZ internet performance, but also has personal benefits.

After a couple of months of very high quality copper performance from all ISPs, this month congestion is rising again.  ISPs need to maintain capacity as demand growth increases over time.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 18:02
MyRepublic not so Speedy

TrueNet tests show a consistent under-performance from MyRepublic 100Mb/s Fibre during the busy period after 4pm.  We looked at their speed performance in detail and found that it is significantly below that of Spark, for all download destinations.  Further, our data shows that the sample of NZ public websites downloaded from MyRepublic 100Mb/s fibre probes takes more than twice the time during the hours of peak usage than other ISPs we measure.

Copper connections continue to be offered in NZ with a 5 Star performance.  All NZ internet providers show peak period speeds on copper (ADSL & VDSL) almost equal to off-peak speeds (better than 95% of maximum possible speed).  Interestingly, our panelists in Australia get 4 Stars only, with a measurement of 94%.

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 20:42
Incredible Copper Speeds - (ADSL & VDSL)

Another month of excellent copper connection performance by all ISPs that we measure, the best on record.  This means that all major ISPs are delivering ADSL and VDSL evening speeds that are nearly equal to the speed achieved when there is no traffic - see Charts 8 & 9.  Thats the equivalent of having all cars on a motorway doing 95-100km/h during the rush hour.  Fantastic!

Trustpower performance improvement is impressive.  After reporting their fibre performance for only 3 months, TrueNet's test results now show that Trustpower has removed all congestion.  We report the combination of 50 and 100Mb/s products showing the variation by time of day, which this month is almost zero.  See Chart 7A

We also see a major improvement in Vodafone speeds for 100Mb/s fibre, increasing from just 60Mb/s to a more regular 95Mb/s for most TrueNet panelists on Vodafone connections.

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We collate and analyse these tests  to provide information to consumers about the quality of New Zealands' internet.

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