Optus or telstra cable.

Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by MoNk{LAH}, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. zeeps

    zeeps Member

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    After Extensive Testing. (3 Months)
    I have to give Optus

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    5 Stars.



    I can not comment on Telstra as I have never used their Broadband Products. I used Dodo (reseller of Telstra ADSL) before and that was rock solid. Previously I have also used iiNet and TPG. All were good.

    I do not work for Optus or any ISPs. I do work as a Network Engineer and Security Analyst. I have previously done a stint doing Telstra Bigpond ADSL Technical Support early on in my career before Teletech moved their call centre to Manila.


    If anyone has further tests they would like me to run I am happy to accommodate as time permits.

    Z
     
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  2. WuzzA21

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    Massive call. Ping and speed test please.

    Telstra cable for me
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  3. zeeps

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    I stand corrected.

    WuzzA21 is right.

    For what I use the connection for, I give Optus 5/5.
    Compared to WuzzA21's Telstra connection I give Optus 4/5.

    (Optus 100/2 Cable)

    Ideally if it was mission critical one would get Optus||Telstra as Primary and Telstra||Optus as Backup. Optionally + DSL & 4G/3G/2G

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  4. round

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    id choose telstra over optus if performance is something you value, i personally hate unlimited plans on a shared last mile. i personally dont think its viable(ala USA) and there is many reports of poor performance for some telstra nodes, so its really a gamble either way for your area.
     
  5. zeeps

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    Agreed.:thumbup:

    All I can say is that for my usage scenario. The Optus setup currently in place works well in my usage case. Hell, It's better than the old 3GB limit and netstats!

    TL;DR
    Overall:
    Low Latency + High Throughput == Telstra
    High Data Allowance == Optus

    Uplink

    Telstra > Opus

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  6. GRP

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  7. zeeps

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    Interesting.

    Wuzz has a ping of 5ms.
    GRP has a ping of 9ms.

    Difference: Telstra is 4ms faster

    (What real world application can take advantage a 4ms faster connection?)


    The downlink is virtually the same.
    Wuzz: 114.49mbps
    GRP: 94.83mbps

    Difference: Telstra is 19.66mbps faster


    Uplink:
    Wuzz: 2.41mbps
    GRP: 1.86mbps

    That is 0.55mbps difference

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    What are the variables?
    * Location
    * Node saturation
    * Time

    Distance to [x] hop?
     
  8. evilasdeath

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    You can't compare speedtest results by latency

    Test A is from site A to server B
    Test B is from site B to server C

    Its like comparing how quickly how quickly each of us can drive to our nearest coles supermarket. And then using that result as a basis to determine who can get to the mcg quicker.
     
  9. GRP

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    GRP probably pays a lot less money than Wuzz ;)

    GRP is Hampton 3188 and has the choice of Optus or Telstra cable.

    Optus will give you a pizza with the lot but no speed pack for $90.00 (I am a long term customer currently on a one off non contract deal which includes unlimited phone, mobile, downloads and speedpack). Telstra will want your first born for a substantially lesser package?

    For my part I have been very happy with Optus. My node seems to maintain a consistent performance (the posted result is my base minimum for 99% of the time - I often get the 99/100 download on speedtest).
     
  10. WuzzA21

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    Its the whole Intel vs AMD saga here.

    Telstra - Pay the most, get the best, get crap data allowances.
    Optus - Pay less and almost get the best, with more data.
     
  11. zeeps

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    lol, that about sums it up :thumbup:

    edit: what happened to Cyrix? o_O
     
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  12. th3_hawk

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    I moved into a new place in December and had the choice of Optus or Telstra cable. Coming from a Telstra connection they were my obvious choice, same price as I had on ADSL but with cable. Moving from a crappy ADSL at 4KM+ too so even 30MBit was a huuuuge upgrade... but I'm a nerd with a houseful of nerds so wanted 100MBit since it was available to me.

    Now at the time Telstra were something like $150 + speed pack + install + modem + 24 month contract vs Optus at $115 +$10 month to month and $20 speed pack AND they gave a free install and free modem. I figured it was worth giving Optus a bash since it was cheaper and being month to month I had the flexibility to move over to Telstra if it really sucked that bad.

    I'm glad I gave them a shot, the Optus connection has been rock solid for us and speeds top out at 12MB/s down regularly. There is no hint of congestion issues for us. Blind luck that the area must have a good contention ratio.

    About six weeks or so in we switched over to the Optus $90 plan with unlimited downloads, unlimited calling, Optus FetchTV and we got the speed pack included for free. Sure we are now on a 24 month contract, bu tit's crazy good value for us for a service that works brilliantly. Let's just hope it continues like that.

    Will be interesting to see what happens when/if NBN takes it all over.
     
  13. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    It's hardly that black and white though, there are many factors that influence consumer decision and it's not always a simple equation of money vs quota.
     
  14. GRP

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    Close to perfect summary.

    99.9% of users would never notice the diffference between the best and the close second.
     
  15. clonex

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    Vodafail still around?
     
  16. FatBoyNotSoSlim

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    Thanks for the input everyone, signing up with Optus for the $90 superspeed bundle this morning. Hopefully our node is alright for contention.
     
  17. clonex

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    Did u get the free netflix subscription offer as well?
     
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