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BANGKOK 21 March 2019 15:13
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3BB surprise: fiber and new router with no price increase

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16 minutes ago, AAArdvark said:

Were you using WiFi or Ethernet when you got those results?  

Used ethernet, and, yes, that's the same 3BB test I used and reported previously. Today's results: 

 

PING 11 ms

DOWNLOAD 110.9 Mbps

UPLOAD 31.2 Mbps

 

As, I said, I don't believe the dl figure reflects any real-world performance.

 

thanks, ~o:37;

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55 minutes ago, AAArdvark said:

Were you using WiFi or Ethernet when you got those results?  Speeds are decent but that Latency is terrible.  I always try to use Ethernet and the ISP's test site to eliminate extraneous stuff.  In the case of 3BB try again at this site:

 

https://speedtest.3bb.co.th/ 

I was using WiFi, because that is how I almost always connect to our network. I prefer not to use the 3BB speedtest, as this connects to the nearest domestic server they can find and generally gives unrealistic results, similar to dospeedtest.com. I am not too bothered comparing the reported speeds. Having enough bandwidth (speed) to be shared between 4 active users in my household is the most important consideration. Besides, the main bottleneck with all Thai ISPs is connecting to foreign servers. I am sure that is what many foreigners do on a regular basis.

 

I occasionally had a ping of between 3-4 seconds on 3BB VDSL, so 56 ms is good enough, I am not using it for twitchy on-line shooters or anything like that.

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100/30 3BB plan works as advertised.

Was free connection for me as well, they had to run a cable down the street as well (about 150 meters) to connect it to the house.

 

Not sure if true but I've heard 3BB has a deal where if you're outside of a metro area the government subsidizes the connection cost.  3BB is the only provider where I live, 20 kilometers outside of Chiang Mai. 

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I'm not a technical person but here's my observation (based on TOT fibre here in Surin) and trying various speed tests:

(1) Your service provider always LOVES Speedtest/Ookla and the reason (I think) is because it shows you only your PEAK speed during the 20-second test. If it showed the AVERAGE you get during the test (as does, for example, testmy.net) your results would then be MUCH less impressive.

(2) Your service provider always wants to run just the local (to BKK) service, which is quite impressive. But for most of us (including me) that's almost entirely irrelevant. I want to know what I'm getting from Sydney or LA or London or Paris. And again, the results then are MUCH less impressive.

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whats your plan?

 

upload / download contract

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I get a 50/20 fiber from AIS, with mobile internet package, for 599. 

 

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I'm on AIS which is 'supposed' to be 100Mbit.  

A lot of areas,  even in BKK, are limited to roughly 50mb due to infrastructure, so even if AIS could technically offer full rate it's very seldom you actually get that.

 

I wanted to get the 100/50 plan but they suggested me to downgrade because I couldn't reach that speed in my building anyway. 

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I'm on the 3BB 599 baht plan in Chiang Mai. Slows down quite dramatically sometimes, mostly in the evening, presumably due to consumer load. I've heard Truemove has an identical plan for 399 baht. Has anyone tried it?

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I'd like to suggest that timing results may be more relevant to your actual usage scenario if you use a test like https://www.speedtest.net, and change the default server to one(s) in the country(ies) you are  downloading/uploading from/to.

 

Right now, testing against an AT&T server in New York:

 

DATE / TIME   PING
ms
 DOWNLOAD
Mbps
 UPLOAD
Mbps
DISTANCE
mi
LOCATION / SERVER PROVIDER  
 
2/20/2019 
7:07 PM
276
1.88
3.15
~ 8300
New York, NY
AT&T
3BB

 

Not something to write home about, but okay for ... me.

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9 hours ago, mfd101 said:

I'm not a technical person but here's my observation (based on TOT fibre here in Surin) and trying various speed tests:

(1) Your service provider always LOVES Speedtest/Ookla and the reason (I think) is because it shows you only your PEAK speed during the 20-second test. If it showed the AVERAGE you get during the test (as does, for example, testmy.net) your results would then be MUCH less impressive.

(2) Your service provider always wants to run just the local (to BKK) service, which is quite impressive. But for most of us (including me) that's almost entirely irrelevant. I want to know what I'm getting from Sydney or LA or London or Paris. And again, the results then are MUCH less impressive.

That is true.  It is just that you have to start off by seeing if your ISP is actually giving you what they promise.  What you get for the more "realistic" measurements is informative but there isn't much you can do about it if the local test is good. It could be useful if you measured a current ISP and a new different one.  Measuring both Ethernet and WiFi gives you an idea if your router is behaving correctly. 

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