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    Hi

    I am on 3mbps/3mbps up and down link.

    Attached is the contention ratios.

    Does this mean off peak I should only be getting 750kbps download speeds?

    I rarely get better then 1.4mbps.

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    Opq?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    Opq?
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    Same.

    The bottom line here is.... You have a 375Kb/s connection over peak hours and 750Kb/s during off peak hours. In both cases it may peak to 3Mb/s. I do see up to 2.5Mb/s in the middle of the night.
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    Hmm... Think there are better options maybe.
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    Default Re: Internet Speed :contention ratio

    This was just now. 18:30. Not bad.

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    In JHB area fiber 20/20

    Local speed 19.2/17.3 mbps
    Paris 8.2/11.5
    New York 4.5/18.8
    Singapore 6.9/10.2
    Sidney 11.3/5.3
    Test done Local: Ookla, http://www.speedtest.net/
    International:
    https://www.bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/

    Tests done Wednesday 16/5/2018 around 18:40 to 18:45

    Those who have the same fiber or faster please report international speeds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jouko View Post
    In JHB area fiber 20/20

    Local speed 19.2/17.3 mbps

    ............................
    Over here we will pay +-P10000-00/m for that speed.

    Fibre at 8Mb/s is P4000/m.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    Over here we will pay +-P10000-00/m for that speed.

    Fibre at 8Mb/s is P4000/m.
    We are still expensive. But we bought a fillet cheaper over there than meat on the bone. So things are not so simple. I can live on fillet but not internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    Over here we will pay +-P10000-00/m for that speed.

    Fibre at 8Mb/s is P4000/m.
    Hi Kobus

    My friends are on this BTC 10mb ADSL.They getting almost 10mb constant.

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    That is a good deal. I didn't even know BTC offer such deals.

    At the office we pay P4000 for 8Mb/s. Dedicated.
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    Just thought I would share

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    These speed tests

    Using different speed tests you get totally different results. Like 5 to 10 times difference.

    Looks like Ookla is optimized to show high speed.

    Maybe worth to read:
    https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-f...rk-speed-test/
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    Quote Originally Posted by blouhond007 View Post
    Just thought I would share

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    And try this:
    https://www.bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/

    Select New York
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jouko View Post
    In JHB area fiber 20/20

    Local speed 19.2/17.3 mbps
    Paris 8.2/11.5
    New York 4.5/18.8
    Singapore 6.9/10.2
    Sidney 11.3/5.3
    Test done Local: Ookla, http://www.speedtest.net/
    International:
    https://www.bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/

    Tests done Wednesday 16/5/2018 around 18:40 to 18:45

    Those who have the same fiber or faster please report international speeds.
    In Centurion fiber 20/10

    Local speed 19.31/9.24 mbps
    Paris 9.43/8.68
    New York 7.59/6.28
    Singapore 5.24/9.13
    Sidney 4.21/7

    Tests done Thursday 17/5/2018 around 16:20 to 16:23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jouko View Post
    And try this:
    https://www.bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/

    Select New York

    Much Slower - tested now

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouhond007 View Post
    Much Slower - tested now

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    And then test using this:
    https://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
    Select NY

    And then Ookla and select NY

    The first NY is the slowest I have measured.

    Test result are different. Most of the content we get is from overseas. Using these tests user gets a bit of an idea what connection to take and pay for. I have various connections. I run test on fiber, Cell C LTE and MTN LTE this morning. Doing only one test per location the results are mixed. Maybe MTN was "winner" but for instance to Sidney they were the slowest. I used the slow speed giving site in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jouko View Post
    And then test using this:
    https://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
    Select NY

    And then Ookla and select NY

    Using speakeasy to NY - Download : 40.6 and Upload 14.2
    Using Ookla to NY - Download : 41.6 and Upload 12.9
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    Quote Originally Posted by blouhond007 View Post
    Using speakeasy to NY - Download : 40.6 and Upload 14.2
    Using Ookla to NY - Download : 41.6 and Upload 12.9
    I get similar trend. I have 20/20 line so on some tests I do get 20 mbps down

    I would say that at present 50/50 line is max that is worth to take if the connection is used for international data. I do not game so 20/20 works for me. For software and similar downloads I can wait few seconds extra. Two streams at the same time work fine.

    Maybe one day we get faster lines. But is it necessary for an average user?
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    My Speed
    28.9Mbps download
    16.9 Mbps upload

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