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?
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