What Do We Measure In An Internet Speed Test?

Speed.is Internet Speed Test checks how fast is your internet connection speed and bandwidth for broadband WiFi and mobile networks.

Download Speed

How fast information can transfer to you. It affects things like the duration it takes to download large files or display pages with many images. Download speed is measured in megabits per second (Mbps).

Upload Speed

How fast information can transfer from you. It affects things like how long it takes to post images to social media or send big files via email attachments. Upload speed is measured in megabits per second (Mbps).

Ping Speed

It is the reaction time of your internet connection - how fast you get a response after you have sent a request. A fast ping means a more responsive connection. Ping is measured in milliseconds (ms).

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Open a browser and type speed.is in the address bar.
  2. Select a Host ISP or let it choose the optimal ISP automatically.
  3. Press the ‘GO’ button to start the Internet Speed Test.

There can be a number of factors on why the speed test result was lower than expected. To ensure you get the best results follow the tips below:

  1. Connect the router to your device using an Ethernet cable. Should you must use the wireless Wi-Fi network, move the router or modem close to your PC or Mobile in which you are testing.
  2. Pause downloads or any background activities such as software updates, streaming music or videos. Ideally no other devices should be connected while performing the internet speed test.
  3. Talk with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and ensure that you are subscribed to the correct internet plan. If you are using an optical fiber connection, a technician should examine of any possible interference. 

A good download speed is at-least 100 Mbps, and a good upload speed is at-least 10 Mbps. A 100 Mbps connection can stream Netflix or YouTube, attend video conferences, and play online games in multiple devices at the same time. 

ActivityMinimum Download Speed (Mbps)
General Browsing, Email, Social Media, and Standard VoIP and Video Call (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype)1-5 Mbps
Streaming High Definition (HD) Video, Game Console Connecting to the Internet, and HD Video Teleconferencing.5-10 Mbps
Online Multiplayer Gaming, File Downloading and Uploading, Streaming Ultra HD 4K Video.10-25 Mbps

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