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Comparing Fixed Wireless with ADSL, VDSL, Cable & Fibre

Monday, 13 March 2017, 5:33 pm | TrueNet

ISPs offer different urban connection options to subscribers - ADSL, VDSL, Cable, Fibre, and now Fixed Wireless. Understanding the differences between these options will help you choose the plan that best supports your Internet use. TrueNet have ... More >>

Orcon Consistent - Vodafone Congested?

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 5:00 pm | TrueNet

Orcon consistently tops the Fibre webpage download speeds in January from NZ, Australia and the USA. (We show only NZ in the attached image) More >>

VDSL Performance Competes with Fibre

Friday, 23 December 2016, 1:11 pm | TrueNet

Speeds from Australia have improved since a special August study by TrueNet VDSL average speed continues to improve, it is now showing an average 9pmspeed of 40Mb/s (up from 35Mb/s in October). This continues a trend for VDSL, now exceeding the base ... More >>

NZ ISPs lead a major Australian ISP

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:45 pm | TrueNet

Our Australian based TPG panelists lines on ADSL in Melbourne and Sydney are worse at downloading Australian and USA websites than any NZ ISP we measure. More >>

Internet Access Price Trend Compared by TrueNet

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 11:01 am | TrueNet

TrueNet compares prices for internet access on technologies offered in the last 12 months. We have discovered that there are three price markets across each major internet technology; a higher price where Trustpower sits at present; a midpoint price which ... More >>

ISP Copper Performance Gap

Friday, 21 October 2016, 2:32 pm | TrueNet

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 ... More >>

The Need for Speed

Friday, 23 September 2016, 4:06 pm | TrueNet

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 from previous months to 89% at 9pm. More >>

Incredible Copper Speeds - (ADSL & VDSL)

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 12:50 pm | TrueNet

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 ... More >>

Vodafone & Slingshot Best for USA

Friday, 21 August 2015, 4:37 pm | TrueNet

For international file downloads from the USA on copper connections (ADSL & VDSL), the best ISPs by quite a margin are Slingshot & Vodafone. This translates to also being the best ISPs for downloading the websites we test that are based in the ... More >>

Demand vs Supply Issues Continue

Friday, 24 July 2015, 3:44 pm | TrueNet

The May report noted that congestion issues seen since March 2015 appeared to be on the mend and mostly gone. Matching the capacity requirements of consumers is an imperfrect art, and this month there are lingering signs of contention in the evening ... More >>

Congestion Issues Resolved

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 11:13 am | TrueNet

May 2015 Urban/Rural Broadband Report New Zealand data use soared immediately Netflix launched in mid March 2015, according to Spark, and over the next two months there was not enough capacity for supply to meet demand on some ISPs connections we monitor. ... More >>

Evening Performance down for all TrueNet Tests

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 9:23 am | TrueNet

April results continue with the same pattern as March where peak evening performance was down from the previous long term trend. TrueNet measurements show reduced speed for file downloads from almost all locations we measure on some ISPs. Increased time ... More >>

TV Streaming Impacts NZ ISP Performance?

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 11:30 am | TrueNet

The market for television and movies on the Internet (Over-the-Top-Technology, or OTT) suddenly took off this year, and March appears to be the month that demand started to impact supply. More >>

Rural Broadband - the Poor Country Cousin

Friday, 20 March 2015, 5:00 pm | TrueNet

The Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) funded by Government is having an immense impact, halving download times for upgraded connections, but still not as good as urban broadband. More >>

TrueNet Tests Surprise - ADSL Speed is More Consistent

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 1:56 pm | TrueNet

TrueNet Broadband speed tests show surprising improvements in the consistency of ADSL performance in our third year of publishing results. What appeared to be excellent consistency of speed in December 2103, would now be uncompetitive. More >>

Vodafone Tops International Speed Test

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 5:24 pm | TrueNet

ISPs are increasingly raising their performance across many of the regular TrueNet test measurements. The exceptions include, ADSL & VDSL File Download speeds from the USA (Dallas) where Vodafone is well ahead of the rest, and the range of Latency ... More >>

Rural Broadband no match for Urban Areas

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 9:05 am | TrueNet

TrueNet's quarterly Rural Broadband report shows a big mismatch between rural and urban areas. In November, Panelists with Rural ADSL took twice as long to load our group of Live Webpages compared to Urban ADSL Panelists. More >>

NZ Broadband Speed Accelerates in 2014

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 2:34 pm | TrueNet

The average NZ broadband speed improved by 34% in 2014, from 10Mb/s to 14Mb/s. The acceleration is caused by increasing uptake of faster Cable, VDSL and Fibre services. More >>

CallPlus Network Merger lifts Orcon

Friday, 21 November 2014, 4:50 pm | TrueNet

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. More >>

Congestion on UFB Fibre

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 11:22 am | TrueNet

This month the first signs of congestion on UFB fibre connections show, with market leader Snap's average speed on its 100Mb/s product dropping by 10Mb/s in the evening. This reduces the 100Mb/s product to just 80Mb/s during the time most people use it. More >>



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