Just thought I'd let everyone know that if you're unhappy with your current internet speed, China Telecom have recently installed fibre optic cable around Huafa (new town confirmed) and are offering 12M, 20M & 100M.
Its easy enough to switch, I've been sorting it out today and it should be up & running by Sunday.
Which speed did you opt for, Mike?
How much will it cost per month?
Are they giving you the actual 100M speed? Or is it the server capacity? Just curious. Even with 4M we rarely get the actual 4M.
I don't believe the 100 M, I have 12 M optic fibre and it's fast enough.
When you say switch do they offer you any incentives to move to them? I know the answer as I type this but I have to ask just incase! We have a contract with another server and the connection is so slow, it would be great if we could speed it up.
if you could give some more details on what you asked for at CT & what you needed to provide to change that would be appreciated.
I have a different solution.
If you surf the web, the Great "firewall" slows things down considerably. I got a "virtual provate network" (hope the full spelling, with one word misspelled, deflects government attention), which also allows one to "superspeed" one's Chinese connection, and I notice a considerable improvement.
Email me privately to know the company.
Thanks Toby, we have one of those thingymebobs and it's great, but every so often we just get kicked off the internet and have to shutdown/re-open the wireless connection. it drives my other half mental as it usually does it when he is in the middle of important work stuff!
I wondered if the faster speed internet would mean a better connection and a happier husband?!
2m 4m 100m whatever... That just get you form your home to ISP internet gateway. Whatever internet speed is up to route and the server you are accessing.
China Telecom has upgraded our 6Mbps line to the 12Mbps (guess they don't offer the slower speeds anymore) and it is indeed possible to download at speeds upwards 12Mbps. However, most European sites do seem significantly slower.
Note: we are in Huafa Phase 5 which has always had fiber.
Mike_B; Could you try this speedtest on your 100Mbit line and share the results. http://www.pcwelt.de/speedtest/
As far as I know it runs against a server in Germany, for which reason the results are specifically useful to those of us in need of communication with Europe
I have fibre 6/1 Mb in SanXiang, speedtest against macau confirms this, but since a couple of days internet from Europe sucks. I checked against the server in Germany Morten gave, it's only 375 kbps down 175 up.... So for me the problem is not which provider you have here, but the Great Firewall that seems to be fortified.