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Broadband Measurement

(Links to Strategy 3: Technical Development and Innovation)

Sponsor: Jamie Baddeley

Staff Support: Campbell Gardiner

Status: On hold Smiley_Indifferent 


InternetNZ has identified the need for a broadband measurement tool for New Zealand that grades a range of network/technical quality of service metrics such as jitter and packet loss.


$50,000 has been budgeted for the Broadband Measurement project in 2009/10.

Overall Progress Summary:

Despite the Commerce Commission contracting Epitiro as their provider for broadband testing in late 2007, InternetNZ continues to seek a useful measurement tool. A proposal has been received from MediaLab/WAND.

Activities Planned for next month:

  • None. Project on-hold.


September 2009:

  • Spoke with Jonette about the SamKnows measurement tool. 

July 2009:

  • Spoke with WAND about their measurement tool. 

November 2008:

  • Consumer NZ ISP survey published.

October 2008

  • A second meeting was held with Consumer to go over the proposal. They expressed a high-level interest in the project, and follow-ups are planned.    

July 2008:

  • Met with Consumer to discuss the proposal.

June 2008:

  • Received MediaLab's detailed proposal.
  • Attached proposal as a paper 'For Information' for the 13 June Council meeting.

May 2008:

  • Met with MediaLab/WAND (1 May) to discuss and flesh out their proposal.

February - April 2008:

  • Discussed MediaLab/WAND broadband proposal.
  • Broadband measurement proposal received from MediaLab/WAND.
  • J. Baddeley investigated broadband measurement services provided by  US-based provider Keynote.

January 2008:

  • Met with MediaLab to discuss broadband network testing. They have expressed an interest.

November - December 2007:

  • ComCom contracted Epitiro as their provider for broadband measurement. They advised that they can not accept funding from InternetNZ as they think this could be seen as compromising the project.

October 2007:

  • InternetNZ contracted Don Stokes to provide a technical review of the ComComs proposed three measurement tools.
  • InternetNZ asked by ComCom if we would like to help fund.

September 2007:

  • Commerce Commission entered negotiations with a potential provider.

August 2007:

  • Meeting with HitLab to discuss their developments in this arena.
  • Feedback to Consumer on the Commerce Commission 'broadband testing' RFI.

June - July 2007:

  • Consumers Institute advertised for expressions of interest in development of measurement tool.

April - May 2007:

  • Ongoing discussions with EPITIRO regarding the roll out of their broadband measurement tool
  • Ongoing discussions with Consumers Institute about possible collaboration of end user measurement tool such as the WAND proposal. Consumer are keen to work collaboratively with InternetNZ on this project.
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