Best ISP for international Latency ?

sparticus

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Hello,

After a few weeks and doing some checking I came to the conclusion that getting anything around about the 150ms for international servcers is just not an option in SA no matter how fast your line speed.

The question I have then is what would be the next best case scenario ? My ping is on a good day about 250+ I would be happier at at least 200ms.

PS - Im on a 100Mb fibre link with Octotel/Webafrica
 

WAslayer

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Move closer to the servers you want as low latency as possible for.. that's your absolute best option..
 

cavedog

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Hello,

After a few weeks and doing some checking I came to the conclusion that getting anything around about the 150ms for international servcers is just not an option in SA no matter how fast your line speed.

The question I have then is what would be the next best case scenario ? My ping is on a good day about 250+ I would be happier at at least 200ms.

PS - Im on a 100Mb fibre link with Octotel/Webafrica
You are from CPT you should get like 145 to 155ms to London. If you don't your issues is with Webafrica or maybe Octotel.

Jhb/Pta gets about 158ms to London so yeah change ISPs.
 

sparticus

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You are from CPT you should get like 145 to 155ms to London. If you don't your issues is with Webafrica or maybe Octotel.

Jhb/Pta gets about 158ms to London so yeah change ISPs.
How can I check international latency from my connection ? Any recommended sites to use ?
 

sparticus

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Do a trace route to something hosted internationally from your machine's command prompt..

Most things you get online are not going to be accurate..
Ok cool, will do that yes. U think as a previous cisco engineer I would know that lol
 
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