As you may have read in the papers in the last few days or so, Epitiro has
launched a service in NZ which measures the broadband performance of NZ's 5
largest DSL ISPs in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch ie Xtra, TCL,
Callplus, ihug and Orcon.
Our methodology is quite comprehensive; we connect up to the premium service
of each ISP and then run tests every 15 minutes, to measure, among other
things, connection speed, time to connect, DNS response times, cached and
un-cached http traffic performance, ping times etc etc. The data provides an
interesting look at the performance of the ISPs' service; from DSLAM to
peering exchange and beyond. All major ISPs in the UK use our service.
What we are keen to do - once we have about a month or so of data - is to
conduct analysis on this data, to help us understand what the various
combinations of variable fluctuations mean in the NZ context. While we have
a lot of experience in the UK, the NZ network topography is very different,
so we are looking for some local expertise to help us.
Anyone interested? For the few months or so it's probably going to be more
love than money, although I am hoping to create a position in the near
future, or at least have some budget to pay for casual contracting.
This is a unique opportunity to see data of this nature in NZ for the first
time. However, the potentially controversial nature of the data means any
involvement in this project will have to be strictly governed by
confidentiality agreements, threats of immolation etc.
If you're interested, drop me an email, and we could either catch up for a
coffee if you are in Auckland, or have a chat on the phone if you are
elsewhere. If you want more information about us, check out the URL below.
Thanks and regards
Epitiro Technologies (Australasia) Ltd
Level 27 PWC Tower, 188 Quay St, AUCKLAND
Tel. +64 (0) 9 363 2995
Mob. +64 (0) 27 482 9256