It's not the ISP. Speedtest and BT wholesale tests perform fine.
This tells us nothing. BT Wholesale speedtester is multi threaded so will generally hide any congestion, the test here can show congestion.
Also worth noting, the VF users with C&W LLU are generally getting ok performance, you seem to be able to use the BT Wholesale speedtester which indicates you are on the TT/BTwholesale mix which is usually where VFs congestion lies.
CDNs are what delivers most streams, they require ISP investment. Read here:
ISPs need to install their own data centres and then provide connectivity to these local OCAs ensuring the links do not get congested. Smaller ISPs which are also cheap are very bad at this.
Your streaming experience is dependant on your ISPs ability to setup and maintain CDNs not your general speedtests. You can have great speedtests but if your ISP has not invested in these CDNs, steaming will be poor compared to another provider.
You kind of get what you pay for, when you compare bottom of the market priced ISP (VF, Post Office Broadband etc) at £22.50 a month for fibre with other players e.g. BT/Sky the CDNs, peering, etc are just apples and oranges.
BQM on here reports no packet loss and excellent ping
Somewhat irrelevant of CDNs.
Like i said, much improved when i upgraded the router but still the odd artefact. Three issue is not speed it is dropping of video frames in packet data. In need a fast router chip and 512mb ram on the router to avoid buffer issues.
This simply is not true, do you think every ISP device supplied to customers in this country has 512mb ram? Bear in mind most users of Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube etc are using ISP supplied routers and a large chunk of the population now has 4K TV sets which will be pulling 4K over these ISP routers.
As an example, the best ISP supplied router BT SmartHub 6 has 256mb ram. I had over 20 devices connected into that and did multiple 4K streams.
Fact, ISP supplied devices are capable of multiple video steams, without the specs of the devices you are buying.
The Netgear D7000 can handle video streams on a 40Mbps line without an issue. It is way overpowered for the job, buying an even better router is a total waste of money. Check if you can return the new router, it is not cheap. A £50 router can do what you want if you want frank reality.
Edited by ukhardy07 (Mon 29-Jan-18 14:01:22)