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Shall we discuss internet speed?

Discussion in '☋ Dumaguete City ☋' started by franh, Sep 11, 2009.

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  1. franh

    franh DI Junior Member

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    Oh.... the fun of surfing...just caught this on world news:

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African information technology company on Wednesday proved it was faster for them to transmit data with a carrier pigeon than to send it using Telkom , the country's leading internet service provider.
    Internet speed and connectivity in Africa's largest economy are poor because of a bandwidth shortage. It is also expensive.

    Local news agency SAPA reported the 11-month-old pigeon, Winston, took one hour and eight minutes to fly the 80 km (50 miles) from Unlimited IT's offices near Pietermaritzburg to the coastal city of Durban with a data card was strapped to his leg.

    Including downloading, the transfer took two hours, six minutes and 57 seconds -- the time it took for only four percent of the data to be transferred using a Telkom line.

    SAPA said Unlimited IT performed the stunt after becoming frustrated with slow internet transmission times.

    The company has 11 call-centers around the country and regularly sends data to its other branches.

    Telkom could not immediately be reached for comment
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    Perhaps we can engage a turtle to carry a message from Dauin to Dumaguete to test the system
     
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    NovemberRain DI Junior Member

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    What network are you using? I don't usually have problems with speed.
     
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    Will check and revert back to you..thanks:smile:
     
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    Internet speed problems only occur occasionally, so it's not really a big problem here. Sometimes though I think it's the speed of one's thinking which is a problem. LOL
     
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    Which I.P. do you use?
     
  7. Travellingman

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    We are using SMART. They advertise 384kbps but I haven't seen anything like that usually under 100kbps and sometimes almost zero during the day. Quite often none at all!
     
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    100 kb/s?!! Or less??!! :eek: That means VOIP won't work!
     
  9. Travellingman

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    Right now .62mbs download .19mbs upload!
     
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    A Carrier Pigeon would be faster!:D
     
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