Best Broadband Provider For Gaming


Broadband Compare set out to find the best performing provider for gaming. There are lots of broadband plans and provider to choose from in New Zealand, but which one is the best for gaming?

People who play online both: for fun and competitively know that latency and packet loss can greatly influence their gaming performance. Even spectators on Twitch.tv who experience lag in streaming can feel frustrated and angry about a slow performing broadband provider. Gamers, on the other hand, who play and stream on Twitch need a much better internet connection than just spectators.

Check out broadband providers gaming score in different cities across New Zealand below based on League of Legends ISP report:

Auckland

Provider % of players Ethernet Score Ethernet Latency Ethernet Packet Loss WiFi Score WiFi Latency WiFi Packet Loss
Spark 38% 95 23ms 0.40% 88 25ms 1.54%
Vodafone 20% 94 23ms 0.46% 86 26ms 1.71%
Orcon 14% 94 23ms 0.49% 86 25ms 1.74%
Slingshot 14% 94 23ms 0.49% 86 25ms 1.74%
Myrepublic 4% 95 24ms 0.25% 88 26ms 1.40%
2degrees 3% 93 28ms 0.61% 88 27ms 1.43%
TrustPower 3% 94 28ms 0.47% 86 29ms 1.71%
Vibe Communications 2% 95 25ms 0.28% 83 31ms 2.19%
Bigpipe 2% 94 25ms 0.42% 87 30ms 1.59%
Flip 2% 90 38ms 0.91% 78 48ms 2.22%

Wellington

Provider % of players Ethernet Score Ethernet Latency Ethernet Packet Loss WiFi Score WiFi Latency WiFi Packet
Loss
Vodafone 38% 94 32ms 0.38% 86 34ms 1.63%
Spark 26% 92 33ms 0.57% 86 35ms 1.52%
Flip 9% 91 36ms 0.80% 83 41ms 1.97%
CallPlus 6% 93 35ms 0.41% 86 41ms 1.33%
Orcon 4% 87 32ms 1.46% 76 41ms 2.20%
2degrees 2% 91 38ms 0.57% 85 45ms 1.27%
2degrees Mobile 2% 89 46ms 0.54% 68 62ms 1.45%
Slingshot 4% 87 32ms 1.46% 76 41ms 2.20%
TrustPower 2% 91 43ms 0.50% 76 56ms 1.96%
Voyager 1% 91 43ms 0.59% 74 46ms 1.96%

We hope you found the statistics helpful, and it will help you make a better decision in choosing the best broadband provider for gaming. Whether you wish to have a great gaming performance, game without lags or broadcast your gaming to Twitch.tv, Broadband Compare can help you switch to the best provider, and get the best speeds.

Type in your home address here, and check if the best gaming providers are available for you.

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