TelstraClear is holding onto its top spot as the telco offering the fastest webpage downloads, according to September test results issued by the Telecommunications Users Association and TrueNet.
Users on TelstraClear’s cable network – available only around Wellington and Christchurch – saw a test page load in less than a quarter of a second.
The next nearest rival, Telecom Retail slipped slightly this month from 0.20 second to 0.15 second in September.
TrueNet spokesman John Butt said ISPs had clearly taken previous results on board and worked hard to improve their load times.
“Both WorldxChange and Vodafone saw marked improvements over their August results but still have a long way to go to catch up to TelstraClear’s cable results. “
TUANZ has gotten on board with independent tester TrueNet, which conducts speed tests every month. TrueNet gathers its information from a team of volunteers whose experience is monitored on an ongoing basis all month.
TUANZ chief executive Paul Brislen said TrueNet’s service helped users better understand the complexities of the industry.
“TrueNet’s results allow customers to compare apples with apples and really understand what it is they’re getting from their providers. The range and depth of the testing enables users to understand the variations in the market and to make their buying decisions accordingly.”
Telecom has quoted TrueNet results in some of its own ads, saying its XT mobile network is the fastest in central Auckland and Wellington.
Vodafone this week struck back with its own test results carried out by TrueNet rival Epitiro, which found its 3G service was the fastest for uploads and downloads, though lagged behind Telecom and 2degrees in latency (lag) and web page download speed tests.