Where the NZ eyeballs are

So I was wondering what is the market share of New Zealand ISPs these days, do Telecom and TelstraClear still completely dominate the market? or have the smaller ISPs caught up?

Earlier this week I grabbed a sample of the weblogs from a large New Zealand website and checked to see which networks the readers came from.

Using the tools at Team Cymru I checked looked up the origin ASN ( roughly ISP ) for that network, this enabled me to work out which percentage of the traffic came from which ISPs.

  • I’ve included the data from 2 times below, a daytime one for the “business traffic” and an evening sample for “home traffic”
  • Data during both periods is over 20Mb/s and from a general interest New Zealand website (anonymous as condition of releasing the data)
  • Only requests that originate from New Zealand are included.
  • There may be a bias of traffic towards Auckland
  • Note that only the largest sites will own their own networks, AS and run BGP . Thus sometimes very large companies and other organisations will be included as part of their ISP’s total.
  • Stats below are sorted by bandwidth used
I was interested to see how much Telecom (including the Netgate brand which is probably Chorus) still dominates. I was actually surprised to see that Telecom dominates the home market much more than the business market whereas I would have expected the other way around.

Between Noon and 1pm on Thursday the 6th of Sept.

Percent  ASN     ASN Description
36.82    4771    Telecom New Zealand Ltd.
15.10    4768    TelstraClear Ltd
7.41     4648    Netgate
5.60     17746   Orcon Internet
3.03     7657    Vodafone NZ Ltd.
2.69     9889    Maxnet / Vocus
2.33     9503    FX Networks Limited
1.91     38793   NZCOMMS. Mobile phone Company. New Zealand
1.90     9790    CallPlus Services Limited
1.73     10022   Internet access for Datacom Systems Auckland
1.41     23655   Snap Internet Limited
1.36     9431    The University of Auckland
1.28     9325    Telecom XTRA, Auckland
1.05     4770    ICONZ Ltd
0.92     17492   Vector Communications LTD.,
0.88     24183   DTS LTD
0.79     17435   WorldxChange Communications LTD
0.73     18353   Revera NZ Limited
0.71     9245    COMPASS NZ
0.66     18021   Unisys NZ, IT Outsourcer,
0.56     55454   Orcon Internet Ltd
0.48     9872    ITNet Ltd
0.41     17412   Woosh Wireless
0.39     45946   Air New Zealand Limited
0.36     9432    University of Canterbury
0.36     38305   The University of Otago
0.34     2570    Telecom New Zealand Ltd
0.32     9303    KC Computer Service Ltd.,
0.30     24324   Kordia Limited
0.29     17649   DMZGlobal Ltd
0.28     55872   BayCity Communications Limited
0.26     9345    Paradise Net
0.25     23838   Solarix Networks Limited
0.25     17705   InSPire Net Ltd
0.25     10200   Web hosting provider and ISP connectivity.
0.24     9876    Airnet
0.23     24318   Ministry of Education
0.23     17663   Housing New Zealand Corporation Internet
0.21     2687    AT&T Global Network Services - AP

Between 8pm and 10pm on Wednesday the 5th of Sept.

Percent  ASN     ASN Description
62.71    4771    Telecom New Zealand Ltd.
12.97    4768    TelstraClear Ltd
6.34     17746   Orcon Internet
2.89     7657    Vodafone NZ Ltd.
2.74     9790    CallPlus Services Limited
1.47     17435   WorldxChange Communications LTD
1.26     17412   Woosh Wireless
0.96     38793   NZCOMMS. Mobile phone Company. New Zealand
0.92     23655   Snap Internet Limited
0.81     4648    Netgate
0.63     9889    Maxnet / Vocus
0.49     55872   BayCity Communications Limited
0.46     4770    ICONZ Ltd
0.42     17705   InSPire Net Ltd
0.38     17994   Appserv Limited
0.37     9872    ITNet Ltd
0.35     45267   Lightwire LTD
0.32     9325    Telecom XTRA, Auckland
0.27     9245    COMPASS NZ
0.25     45946   Air New Zealand Limited
0.20     10200   Web hosting provider and ISP connectivity.
0.17     9303    KC Computer Service Ltd.,
0.16     9345    Paradise Net
0.16     45177   Layer2.co.nz
0.16     38305   The University of Otago
0.15     23735   Enternet Online Ltd
0.13     9431    The University of Auckland
0.13     24324   Kordia Limited
0.11     17492   Vector Communications LTD.,
0.10     9876    Airnet
0.10     55853   Megatel