[AusNOG] Latency NZ to Sydney

Tony Wicks tony at wicks.co.nz
Tue Jan 7 06:59:58 EST 2020

It depends on the NZ-AU path the provider uses, in my experience -

Sydney - Auckland:

1. Via Southern Cross - 23ms
2. Via TGA - 25ms
3. Via Hawaiki - 35ms

Auckland - Wellington adds about 10ms rtt

These are core network speeds, end user connectivity of course depends on the medium chosen. Of course FTTH is becoming ubiquitous now in NZ so a few of ms would be normal.

Here's a ping from a server at home (Auckland/Gig FTTH/Southern Cross) to a server in Equinix Sydney.

[root at nostromo ~]# ping sulaco
PING sulaco.wicks.co.nz ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from sulaco.wicks.co.nz ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=49 time=26.3 ms
64 bytes from sulaco.wicks.co.nz ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=49 time=26.5 ms
64 bytes from sulaco.wicks.co.nz ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=49 time=26.5 ms
64 bytes from sulaco.wicks.co.nz ( icmp_seq=4 ttl=49 time=26.5 ms
64 bytes from sulaco.wicks.co.nz ( icmp_seq=5 ttl=49 time=26.5 ms
--- sulaco.wicks.co.nz ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 11ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 26.329/26.468/26.541/0.193 ms
[root at nostromo ~]#

> On 6/01/2020, at 11:44 PM, Bradley Amm <brad at bradleyamm.com> wrote:
> Hey Guys
> Does anyone have any real word figures on what the latency from Wellington and Christchurch to Sydney would be. 
> Auckland to Sydney appears to be about 25ms New Plymouth to Sydney 
> appears about 40ms and New Plymouth to Perth on our IPWAN is around 80ms. I don’t have any services to test unfortunately from Christchurch and Wellington.
> Debating if I want to host some servers in Auckland or get a rack in S1 or S2 as it’s easier to manage, cheaper to procure hardware and cheaper for connectivity to our IPWAN. 

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