Mobile Internet Speed Test
What does the Mobile Internet Speed Test do?
“Measuring the bandwidth and latency of an Internet connection against a server.”
The data rate is evaluated in both direction: upload and download.
Internet Speed has direct impact on the quality of any Internet-based service
What does the Mobile Internet Speed Test measure?
- LATENCY: Round trip delay time between two endpoints. It is measured using ICMP Ping tool from the local phone to the MLAB server.
- DOWNLOAD: Receiving data from a remote system, typically a server. It’s simulated by MLAB server that sends to our NDT client a bunch of data on one or multiple connection.
- UPLOAD: Sending data from a remote system, typically a server. It’s simulated by our NDT client that sends to the MLAB server a bunch of data on a single connection.
How is Mobile Internet Speed Test measured?
The Internet Speed Test infrastructure is provided by our partner, Measurement Lab.
M-Lab is one of the most trusted independent labs for network measurement, backed by academic institutions and used by Google and other large Internet companies.
M-Lab provides an API through which the client can ask the best server to perform the test. The criteria are the geographical proximity and the lowest latency.
When you use M-Lab’s measurement services, your device is connected to servers closest to you geographically. You can view all of our current server locations on our infrastructure status page: https://www.measurementlab.net/status/
M-labs do not have servers in Switzerland, so the servers in Italy will be the closest for any discrepancy in speed test for the Switzerland location . M-labs placement of servers is quite different than other “speed” testing platforms users may be more familiar with such as Ookla. They host servers in Tier 1 data centers where ISPs peer with other networks, rather than inside the “last mile” networks that provide you direct service.
What type of Internet Speed should I expect?
In most cases, an internet download speed of 100 Mbps or higher is often considered as fast internet because it means the WiFi can deal with multiple online activities for multiple users all at once without major disruptions in the service. In regards to upload speeds, 10 Mbps or higher are generally considered fast because such speed can handle the activities of an average user without difficulty.
- 1-5 Mbps minimum for checking emails and browsing
- 15-25 Mbps minimum for streaming HD content
- 40-100 Mbps minimum for streaming 4K content and playing online games
- 200+ Mbps minimum for streaming, play online games and downloading very large files.
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