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June Urban Broadband Report

June Urban Broadband Report

Australia Internet Speed Falls Well Behind: NZ 9 v Aussie 3

New Zealand median speed for ADSL is 9Mb/s but for Australia it was just 3Mb/s in TrueNet's June results.

Copper services in NZ include VDSL over FTTN, so the difference is much greater. A substantial 2% growth in fibre probes occurred in June with 9 probes upgrading from DSL.

TrueNet now has 420 probes with 74 of those on UFB fibre and 90 on VDSL, nearly all volunteer upgrades from ADSL. The premium UFB fibre product continues to fall below the advertised speed of 100Mb/s for most users.

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"Australian ISPs do not have the "luxury" of cabinets, or VDSL, or FTTN, so speeds are A LOT slower on average than NZ. To show the difference, Chart 7 compares the distribution of tests on ADSL between NZ and Australia, as well as VDSL in NZ.

Results from our Australian test probes show speeds predominantly in the 2-5Mb/s range with NZ test probes more evenly distributed in the the 6-14 Mb/s range. "

NZ vs Australian distribution of speeds:

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