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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 >>

Spark Fibre a Standout Performer

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 1:29 pm | TrueNet

In August, new entrant Spark blitzed the TrueNet UFB fibre results with a sizzling best for International file download speeds to Sydney, along with the quickest times to download both New Zealand and Australian Live webpages. Bigpipe , was easily the ... More >>

Australian Webpages download quicker in NZ

Friday, 29 August 2014, 12:16 pm | TrueNet

TrueNet tests show that New Zealand's investment in Fibre to the Node (FTTN) from 2007 to 2011 improved the performance of our telephone line broadband, which is now significantly better than comparable Australian networks. More >>

Rural Broadband Users: Are they missing out?

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:16 pm | TrueNet

TrueNet measures broadband in both urban and rural locations. Standard (Full Speed) Rural ADSL speed performance has declined in the last 2.5 years while at the same time Urban ADSL performance has increased markedly. More >>

June Urban Broadband Report

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 3:28 pm | TrueNet

New Zealand median speed for ADSL is 9Mb/s but for Australia it was just 3Mb/s in TrueNet's June results. More >>

May 2014 Broadband Report

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 10:44 am | TrueNet

Slingshot, Orcon & their stablemate Flip are all the best performers for webpage downloads this month, the only ISPs achieving less than 5 seconds to download all the websites we test. More >>

April Report: Orcon Fibre Best for Live Webpage Downloads

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 4:46 pm | TrueNet

Orcon Fibre Best for Live Webpage Downloads For the month of April. TrueNet’s Live Webpage download tests show that Orcon Fibre is quicker than all other products, and Fibre services are superior to other technologies. More >>

Live Website Download Comparison Exposes ISPs

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 5:16 pm | TrueNet

TrueNet's new focus is on the time taken to download 8 live websites. The smaller ISPs came out on top with a standout performance from Voyager VDSL measured at 2.5 seconds download speed for all websites. Vodafone ADSL had the biggest discrepancy ... More >>

NZ ADSL outperforms UK and USA

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 3:06 pm | TrueNet

Since TrueNet began operations in 2010, their focus on publishing Speed by Time of Day (ToD) performance has driven NZ ISPs to compete. This is not the case in the USA, or the UK where similar measurements over a longer period have not resulted ... More >>



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