The initial results from the ACCC’s NBN broadband pace screening method have been unveiled, revealing peak-hour speeds for shoppers signed up with one of the significant providers, and the results are… promising.
It was found that Telstra, Optus, iiNet, and TPG are offering obtain speeds that are only ten-20% slower in the busiest several hours (involving 7-11pm) than the highest system speeds. The add speeds during the very same time period fared even superior, ranging from just about 87% of highest speeds to just over ninety eight%.
Whilst Telstra, TPG, and iiNet all performed in the same way with their obtain speeds, attaining 88-91% of highest system speeds in this time period, Optus lagged guiding at 80.7%.
It is not just a matter of who you are with…
As for the distinct pricing tiers, the report found that all a few options performed noticeably superior than ADSL during the peak several hours, with NBN100 attaining 87.97Mbps on typical (88.%), NBN50 on 44.34Mbps (88.7%), NBN25 on 21.52Mbps (86.1%), when ADSL connections averaged 7.99Mbps. Which is only sixty six.six% of the promised 12Mbps that an ADSL set up ought to supply.
Whilst the averages do paint a pretty rosy picture, the ACCC also noted that five% of all shoppers were attaining much less than 50 percent of the highest speeds that their system promised them.
ACCC Chairman Rod Sims claims that these results “reveal to us that vendors are now supplying plenty of community potential to meet up with desire in peak utilization durations, such as on the top pace ideas, [even though] the results for some sorts of products and services are however lessen than we would like.”
The report mentions that Fibre to the Node (FTTN) connections “were a issue that brought down the typical speeds over-all” but they are hoping that “averages will make improvements to further as services providers act on court docket-enforceable undertakings”.