[LINK] Aussie websites download faster in NZ than in Australia

JanW jwhit at internode.on.net
Mon Nov 28 16:03:41 AEDT 2016

At 02:14 PM 28/11/2016, Stephen Loosley wrote:

>Typically trans-Tasman ping times are around 23 milliseconds. That is the time it takes data to travel from Sydney to Auckland. TPG is Australia’s second largest service provider.
>     “TPG is a lot worse than all NZ ISPs for downloading New Zealand websites. We may expect that
>      due to downloading across the Tasman, but TPG is worse at downloading Australian and USA
>      websites than any NZ ISPs we measure.”

Is this attributable to poorly provisioned domestic backhaul? TPG oversells. I'm just thinking that's the reason - more contention.


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