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What are your latencies to blizzards EU servers?

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Hi all,

 

Can you guys list down your ISP and your ping reply to this IP? 185.60.112.158

 

I am trying to determine what ISP I should switch to in order to be able to play some of blizzards games online competitively , in specific Overwatch.

 

This is my ping result from Fasttelco:

 

Pinging 185.60.112.158 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=197ms TTL=239
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=199ms TTL=239
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=197ms TTL=239
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=197ms TTL=239
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=197ms TTL=239
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Pinging 185.60.112.158 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=203ms TTL=235
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=169ms TTL=235
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=162ms TTL=235
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=163ms TTL=235

Ping statistics for 185.60.112.158:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 162ms, Maximum = 203ms, Average = 174ms

 

Viva

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Results from different ISPs (same location - not fiber).

 

Lowest: Qnet

 

KEMS: 

rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 130.525/131.120/132.086/0.542 ms

 

Qualitynet: 

rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 116.368/120.467/126.965/3.744 ms

 

Fasttelco: 

rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 199.872/227.638/270.715/23.361 ms

 

Zain: 

rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 118.919/124.877/133.552/4.074 ms

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Viva 4g

 

Pinging 185.60.112.158 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=136ms TTL=234
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=123ms TTL=234
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=131ms TTL=234
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=117ms TTL=234

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Results from different ISPs (same location - not fiber).

 
Fasttelco: 
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 199.872/227.638/270.715/23.361 ms

 

Fasttelco used to have the best pings with eu servers.

 

But since they have been brought by Ooredoo (a Qatari company) they have been routing all their traffic through Qatar which has long distance sea cable with Europe crossing Arabian gulf, gulf of Oman and the red sea all the way to Europe.

 

Making the data journey longer. Instead of directly from Kuwait through land cable to KSA-Egypt then short distance sea cable to Europe

 

Here is illustration of what I'm talking about (its not 100% accurate, but u got the idea) :

 

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Fasttelco used to have the best pings with eu servers.

 

But since they have been brought by Ooredoo (a Qatari company) they have been routing all their traffic through Qatar which has long distance sea cable with Europe crossing Arabian gulf, gulf of Oman and the red sea all the way to Europe.

 

Making the data journey longer. Instead of directly from Kuwait through land cable to KSA-Egypt then short distance sea cable to Europe

 

Here is illustration of what I'm talking about (its not 100% accurate, but u got the idea) :

 

Adt0bYW.jpg

 

That is not entirely true,spoke to a friend in fasttelco, Oredoo qatar provides some of the better links to EU. it's the fact that Fasttelco had to downgrade some of their bandwidth and cancel some of their previous links to due to financial issues (gov enforced price cuts, low revenue, 4g introduction... etc)

 

The good news is that I have been told by a friend who works in their network team that they are working alongside with Ooredoo on a complete network upgrade. *fingers crossed*

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On behalf of FASTtelco, I would like to congratulate you on the Holy Month of Ramadan.

 

FASTtelco offered the 99ms gaming product back in Info Connect 2015, and to this day, is the only company in Kuwait that offers such a facility. The unique algorithm model and excellent International carrier partnership placed FASTtelco in the front lines when it comes to providing the best gaming environments.

 

 In order to subscribe to the service, you need to be connected through GPON areas (Fiber to Home Connections) as a prerequisite. Moreover, the guarantee gaming depends on the (Server-Client) type of games. These games are listed within the FASTtelco website, and unfortunately Blizzards is not within the 99ms gaming list. On the other hand, our testing results to the given destination (185.60.112.158) averaged at 110ms when it’s tested on GPON clients.

 

FASTtelco has exhibited an excellent reliability of service in comparison to all internet providers in Kuwait. The diversity of links offers a unique and sustainable service toward our clients. In fact, the recent acquisition by Ooredoo has strengthened the service, which will take our clients to the next generation of service providing.

 

As an added gesture, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee to customers when subscribing to our service. We are looking forward to serve your needs and to welcome you into our family.On behalf of FASTtelco, I would like to congratulate you on the Holy Month of Ramadan.

 

FASTtelco offered the 99ms gaming product back in Info Connect 2015, and to this day, is the only company in Kuwait that offers such a facility. The unique algorithm model and excellent International carrier partnership placed FASTtelco in the front lines when it comes to providing the best gaming environments.

 

 In order to subscribe to the service, you need to be connected through GPON areas (Fiber to Home Connections) as a prerequisite. Moreover, the guarantee gaming depends on the (Server-Client) type of games. These games are listed within the FASTtelco website, and unfortunately Blizzards is not within the 99ms gaming list. On the other hand, our testing results to the given destination (185.60.112.158) averaged at 110ms when it’s tested on GPON clients.

 

FASTtelco has exhibited an excellent reliability of service in comparison to all internet providers in Kuwait. The diversity of links offers a unique and sustainable service toward our clients. In fact, the recent acquisition by Ooredoo has strengthened the service, which will take our clients to the next generation of service providing.

 

As an added gesture, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee to customers when subscribing to our service. We are looking forward to serve your needs and to welcome you into our family.

 

Yours, 

 

FASTtelco

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I happy with my Ooreedoo 4G+ connection. FT 2-3MB DSL was unacceptable to my standards.....

 

Note: I was a FT user for 7 - 8 years consecutively....

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FASTtelco has exhibited an excellent reliability of service in comparison to all internet providers in Kuwait. The diversity of links offers a unique and sustainable service toward our clients. 

 

To be fair - the other ISPs have given me a very reliable service in comparison. I have gotten the speed paid for for KEMS/Qnet (10MB)  - however, my FT connection (15MB  subscription set to 12MB because of DSL capability) is always underperforming, I have attached a quick example.

 

I hope these issues are resolved in your upcoming upgrades, it would change my opinion on renewing this connection.

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Dear K.TheKuwaiti, 

 

We are interested in seeing three subscriptions located within one DSL house having 10MB each. We are eager to assist and support you. Therefore, kindly provide me with your subscription number in order to take an action and evaluate your service. 

 

 

Regards, 

 

FASTtelco 

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Dear K.TheKuwaiti, 

 

We are interested in seeing three subscriptions located within one DSL house having 10MB each. We are eager to assist and support you. Therefore, kindly provide me with your subscription number in order to take an action and evaluate your service. 

 

 

Regards, 

 

FASTtelco 

Read the thread heading/topic, it is about latency.

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Well it looks like they have secretly fixed something. latency dropped from 190ms to 150.

 

Pinging 185.60.112.158 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=152ms TTL=241
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=154ms TTL=241
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=151ms TTL=241
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=153ms TTL=241
 
Ping statistics for 185.60.112.158:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

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I use my phone's internet which is from Ooredo and the ping when I play overwatch is stable at 155-160, very rarely if ever spikes... it's actually better than pretty much all wireless routers I've tried so far lmao.

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Read the thread heading/topic, it is about latency.

 

I sent them my contact info - nobody called, so much for that. 

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Did another test today - here are the results. Qnet seems to be the best one offering the lowest (and consistent) ping speeds to 185.60.112.158.

 

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KEMS (increased from 131ms - now 165ms)
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 164.622/165.006/165.909/0.471 ms
 
Qnet: (Same result as before and still the lowest - 120ms)
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 117.607/119.750/122.510/1.769 ms
 
FT: (Decreased from 227ms - now 176ms )
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 172.164/176.019/179.047/2.779 ms
 
Zain: (Increased from 125ms - still decent at 139ms)
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 134.445/139.773/144.440/3.298 ms

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Well, todays results are unfortunate.

 

 

It seems the latency isn't stable at all, I guess I jinxed it. 
 
 
 
Pinging 185.60.112.158 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=206ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=184ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=165ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=183ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=180ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=165ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=169ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=167ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=167ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=175ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=171ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=166ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=191ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=172ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=175ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=191ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=196ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=202ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=176ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=177ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=179ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=177ms TTL=240
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=198ms TTL=240
 
Ping statistics for 185.60.112.158:
    Packets: Sent = 23, Received = 23, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 165ms, Maximum = 206ms, Average = 179ms
 
 
The variation in the ping reply is from their end, my router's latency is stable at 1 ms

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Overwatch latency in overwatch 130-140MS on zain's little router but a lot of spikes, that being said I don't get full signal indoors.

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Viva on weekend ...

 

Ping 185.60.112.158

Pinging 185.60.112.158 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=352ms TTL=226
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=341ms TTL=226
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=360ms TTL=228
Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=369ms TTL=228

Ping statistics for 185.60.112.158:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 341ms, Maximum = 369ms, Average = 355ms

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Viva on weekend ...

 

Ping 185.60.112.158

Pinging 185.60.112.158 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=352ms TTL=226

Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=341ms TTL=226

Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=360ms TTL=228

Reply from 185.60.112.158: bytes=32 time=369ms TTL=228

Ping statistics for 185.60.112.158:

    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 341ms, Maximum = 369ms, Average = 355ms

 

That sucks. I heard that the little biscuit routers they use aren't reliable as they have small processors or whatever. 

 

I am just disappointed in the fact that a mobile provider surpasses a core ISP. the worst demon of all is the fact that transparency is non existent with the majority. 

 

I called FT. They said they are not aware of any network faults. 

 

BTW the.kuwaiti how are you running 3 ISPs at once? I have fiber optics here with 1 port active only which I am using FT for. 

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BTW the.kuwaiti how are you running 3 ISPs at once? I have fiber optics here with 1 port active only which I am using FT for. 

 

Its on DSL - Doesn't the fiber box have two ports?

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Its on DSL - Doesn't the fiber box have two ports?

Ahh, ok, 3 lines.

 

Yes it does, I only have one active though.I am tempted to get the other one on Qnet. 

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Ahh, ok, 3 lines.

 

Yes it does, I only have one active though.I am tempted to get the other one on Qnet. 

 

If you end up getting it and want to combine them let me know. Right now I am running 3x dsl + zain lte - overall speed is around 80-150mbps (depending on LTE). The PS4 is automatically routed through the lowest latency connection.

 

The setup is a bit overkill - but after the prices dropped a few years back, it was much more feasible to put 3x 10mb connection than one 20mb. Overall it came out to around 350kd a year for all of them with the infoconnect offers. The Zain LTE probably costs as much as the rest combined - but with speeds hitting 80-100mbps alone, it was a pretty good investment.

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If you end up getting it and want to combine them let me know. Right now I am running 3x dsl + zain lte - overall speed is around 80-150mbps (depending on LTE). The PS4 is automatically routed through the lowest latency connection.

 

The setup is a bit overkill - but after the prices dropped a few years back, it was much more feasible to put 3x 10mb connection than one 20mb. Overall it came out to around 350kd a year for all of them with the infoconnect offers. The Zain LTE probably costs as much as the rest combined - but with speeds hitting 80-100mbps alone, it was a pretty good investment.

 

I will do...

 

to keep you guys updated, I got contacted by Fasttelco through after leaving them a complaint on twitter. my latency is back to 150-160ms, let's see how long this lasts for.

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