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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 11:11
Which ISP is Best for Online Gaming
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 14:35
Do all ISPs link to Australian cities directly?

Domain Name Server (DNS), and Latency Performance are important measures of internet performance.  Our quarterly results show little change from last quarter, where Vodafone latency to Sydney, and 2Degrees latency to Melbourne are so large they may go via the USA to get to the peering exchanges we link to.  These are important metrics, as a very large proportion of NZ traffic goes to and from Sydney, and Melbourne is a major centre in the region. Latency can and will impact small file downloads (eg websites), gaming, and potentially video or voice.

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 20:21
Domain Name Server (DNS), and Latency Performance

In this quarter there is a trend for some ISPs to have exceptionally large latency.   This is caused by the very long path that data is sent on its journey to Sydney or Melbourne from New Zealand (via Hong Kong, or LA); and from the UK to New Zealand (via Hong Kong, then USA). At present, traceroute monitoring from our panelist's connections show the problem lies with Vodafone and 2Degrees, with Voyager caught up in similar delays due to their use of Vodafone's international connections.

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.

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 16:50
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 press, 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.

Monday, October 31, 2011 - 14:31

Latency is the time it takes for a tiny file to travel to a remote server and back.

TrueNet measures both National Latency and International Latency, this article compares average results for all probes by ISP

The leaders are Vodafone for national latency and TelstraClear Cable for international latency.

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