anyone can explain to me about UBS and non-UBS?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by AT, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. AT

    AT Guest

    as above.
    AT, Dec 12, 2004
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  2. UBS is Telecoms wholesales product that they sell to ISP's, to market as
    they will, and was meant to be "unlimited", but Telecom have chucked in
    some limitations, like "no active promotion of static IPs" and "10Gbyte
    average usage across all users of each ISP"

    Basically they are both DSL, and essencially the same thing to the end
    user, a 256kbit DSL account.

    Others will no doubt be able to point out other differences/similarities.
    Dave -, Dec 12, 2004
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  3. AT

    ~misfit~ Guest

    There is a whisper of Telecom deliberately nerfing UBS to make it unsuitable
    for gaming. (Thus keeping customers for themselves) When I first got it it
    was atrocious. Now it's better, the ping-times are around 140% of what they
    were on Jetstream. However, every few minutes there are unbelievable
    lag-spikes, making on-line gaming a real chore. I have spoken to people a
    round the world and other NZers accessing the same server from non-UBS lines
    and nobody else is having these problems.

    Ping times aren't bad though, so sending copies of the 'ping' output or
    'tracert' to the ISP achieves nothing. It's the unexplained (and hard to
    'document') lag-spikes that are the problem.
    ~misfit~, Dec 13, 2004
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    geoffm Guest

    It is possibly also to stop people using VoIP phoens, and hence them
    losing their cut of the phoen revenue.
    geoffm, Dec 13, 2004
  5. The offical excuse is that the bandwidth from Telecom to your ISP is just
    not enough. But, yes, wouldn't you love to take a look at their traffic
    shaping setup.

    You can only hope that an insider would blow the whistle if they are really
    up to something. I've yet to meet a Telecom tech (are they real people?).
    wogers nemesis, Dec 13, 2004
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    Bob Guest

    I am getting the same thing and it is pissing off my son..

    In counter strike the ping has gone from 60 - 80ms average
    (jetstream128) to 120 - 160ms average (Bliink 256)??

    This is the ping to local CS servers..

    help desk person had no idea, but told story of it is all the new
    users coming on to bliink and should get better round mid Jan when
    things will get faster and someone or somthing goes to 2MB...
    Bob, Dec 14, 2004
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