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xPhilip
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎19-08-2012

Re: 152MB Difference

Steam downloads blazing fast, saw it up to 19MB/s earlier. 

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GeekOfBroadband
Posts: 91
Registered: ‎13-05-2012

Re: 152MB Difference

Why do you get up to 160Mb/s when its 152Mb/s?

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GeekOfBroadband
Posts: 91
Registered: ‎13-05-2012

Re: 152MB Difference

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Tams
Posts: 221
Registered: ‎17-08-2009

Re: 152MB Difference

Just done a test download for the hell of it. Service Pack 1 Windows 7 ISO. 1.9GB Total download time 9 mins 2 seconds. That is fast.

 

I can remember when I was on 10Mb download speed. I used to think it was quick when it only took 20 Mins to download a 20Mb file. Now, you daren't blink, otherwise you will miss it. And now, it works out it takes about 1 min to download 250Mb or there abouts in a Min. Pretty impressive.

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MUD_Wizard
Posts: 4,250
Registered: ‎30-01-2013

Re: 152MB Difference


Stythinator wrote:

I was meaning Better downloading speeds from certain stuff like Steam. Do you find certain Websites are Loading up Faster than they were before. Stuff like that!


Yup, when I got back early this morning I started installing some stuff on Steam and it was downloading at 161Mb/s.

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snowy25
Posts: 109
Registered: ‎16-04-2013

Re: 152MB Difference

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GeekOfBroadband wrote:

Why do you get up to 160Mb/s when its 152Mb/s?


I think its to do with advertised speeds.  A certain number of people have to get the advertised speeds for a company to be allowed to say that is the speed they offer.  Its no good saying we offer 200mb but no one actually gets it as the ASA would have a field day with false advertising and false representation.  By offering a higher speed than you pay for, there is a better chance that the required number of people get the advertised speeds, thus allowing VM to stand by their claims.

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MUD_Wizard
Posts: 4,250
Registered: ‎30-01-2013

Re: 152MB Difference

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GeekOfBroadband wrote:

Why do you get up to 160Mb/s when its 152Mb/s?


Because, when VM say tiers like 50Mb, 100Mb, 152Mb etc, they actually give you more than that. It's called over-profiling. Just like BT used very conservative estimates of what they'd give when you did a post code check.

 

This ensures that the average speeds for most users hit the intended target, of at least 152Mb. Per the Ofcom regulations, a certain percentage needs to achieve it to advertise it.

 

So you get given 168Mb in the modem profile (on 152Mb tier):

 

Primary Downstream Service Flow

SFID39531
Max Traffic Rate168960000 bps
Max Traffic Burst10000 bytes
Min Traffic Rate

0 bps

 

 

  

 

Allow 4.x% (the x depending on how much error correction is required on your specific connection) for Docsis and IP overheads to be taken off that.

 

Which means maximum burst speed is about 158.x Mb to 161.x Mb for most people. Then average speeds will be lower, but not that low for me. :smileyvery-happy: LOL.

 

 

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grove39
Posts: 386
Registered: ‎02-11-2011

Re: 152MB Difference


Tams wrote:

Just done a test download for the hell of it. Service Pack 1 Windows 7 ISO. 1.9GB Total download time 9 mins 2 seconds. That is fast.

 

I can remember when I was on 10Mb download speed. I used to think it was quick when it only took 20 Mins to download a 20Mb file. Now, you daren't blink, otherwise you will miss it. And now, it works out it takes about 1 min to download 250Mb or there abouts in a Min. Pretty impressive.


9 min 2 s for 1.9 GB seems slow as hell on 152 Meg to be honest, a file that size should take less than 2 minutes.

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MUD_Wizard
Posts: 4,250
Registered: ‎30-01-2013

Re: 152MB Difference

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grove39 wrote:

Tams wrote:

Just done a test download for the hell of it. Service Pack 1 Windows 7 ISO. 1.9GB Total download time 9 mins 2 seconds. That is fast.

 

I can remember when I was on 10Mb download speed. I used to think it was quick when it only took 20 Mins to download a 20Mb file. Now, you daren't blink, otherwise you will miss it. And now, it works out it takes about 1 min to download 250Mb or there abouts in a Min. Pretty impressive.


9 min 2 s for 1.9 GB seems slow as hell on 152 Meg to be honest, a file that size should take less than 2 minutes.


28 Mb/s exactly, average speed.

 

I did 700MB in 35 seconds yesterday. Which at that speed would mean 1 minute and 34 seconds for 1.9GB. IF you can always get 161Mb/s, which is unlikely. 

 

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Tams
Posts: 221
Registered: ‎17-08-2009

Re: 152MB Difference

Ok guys, I was impressed, but now after what you have said, I am not so impressed at all.:smileysad:

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