In the interest of revelation, I've done a bit of analysis on each PTCL package factoring in the feedback received from the forums on speed performance. This is worth bringing the to the attention of consumers. I've attempted to calculate/determine the best value for money for each of the PTCL packages currently offered. Average SpeedTest data samples have been collected from the forums here on the PTCL forum.
Summary is as follows:
Current Cost: Rs. 1,200 /month
Advertised Cost Per Mb: Rs. 1,200
Average SpeedTest Result: 1.15 Mbps
Effective Cost Per Mb: Rs. 1,043
Current Cost: Rs. 2,000 /month
Advertised Cost Per Mb: Rs. 1,000
Average SpeedTest Result: 2.166 Mbps
Effective Cost Per Mb: Rs. 923
Current Cost: Rs. 5,000 /month
Advertised Cost Per Mb: Rs. 1,250
Average SpeedTest Result: 3.495 Mbps
Effective Cost Per Mb: Rs. 1,430
There are a few interesting things to note here:
- One gets the most bang for buck with the 2Mbps package
- The 1Mbps & 2Mbps package is generally true to their advertised speed
- The worst cost-effective package is the 4Mbps package with the highest cost per Mb, and displaying significantly high variation from the advertised speed.
- One is better off getting 2 x 2Mb connections (if the bandwidth is really neded) where by the user is to get true 4Mb's worth of bandwidth plus pays significantly less.
PTCL Sales/Marketing really needs to wake up here. Comments welcome on the above.