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TrueNet testing ends next week

Friday, 26 January 2018, 3:34 pm | TrueNet

After not winning the latest bid for supply of our service to the Commerce Commission, TrueNet is closing down and will end testing on 31 January 2018. No public announcement has yet been made by the Commerce Commission, but word has it that they are awarding ... More >>

Improving Spark Fixed Wireless (Mobile data)

Friday, 20 October 2017, 7:11 pm | TrueNet

The speed performance from Spark & Skinny on Fixed Wireless improved recently to almost match their Vodafone competitor. We compare May 2017 (our first month of Fixed Wireless comparisons) with this month, and the change is obvious. This change ... More >>

Rural broadband catching up to urban!

Monday, 31 July 2017, 2:32 pm | TrueNet

Grassroots improvement! Rural broadband has mainly been served by ADSL, VDSL and more recently Fixed Wireless services, where the old copper network was underwhelming for users. Through the Governments RBI funding and other investment, rural performance ... More >>

MyRepublic, hands up most improved!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 2:27 pm | TrueNet

From February, averaging 14.5 MB/s, they shot up to 30 MB/s in May, and sit at 26 MB/s in June ( all ISPs show a drop off in average performance in June, this is likely to be due to websites changing, rather than ISP performance. More >>

Vodafone Surfing Speed up 30%

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 4:53 pm | TrueNet

Vodafone Cable connections show a 31% increase in NZ webpage average speed this month compared to last month. Vodafone Fibre shows a 29% increase month on month. More >>

Vodafone connections slow to download NZ pages

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 9:47 am | TrueNet

Vodafone shows a strong decline during the day and into the evening, in stark contrast to all other ISP results on any fixed line technology. The trend in Special Chart 3, has been evident for some time, indicating long standing congestion on the Vodafone ... More >>

Rural Broadband Catches Urban

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 1:27 pm | TrueNet

Rural suppliers have improved Time of Day performance considerably over the last 12 months to now match ADSL and VDSL in Urban areas. More >>

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 >>



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