SPEED OF INTERNET

Recently, Mr. Manish Srivastava, CEO of speedofinternet.com held a tete-e-tete with a tech guru and candidly answered some important questions related to the internet speed tests. Few selected questions are present below:

Question: www.Speedofinternet.com provides a service that is unmatchable with its rivals and has one of the most in-depth views on community forum related to the topics. How did it all begin?

Answer: Speed of Internet is a project taken up by Teleconnector.com for the needs of a fast and reliable speed tester.

Today, internet is the soul of every smart phone, I pad and personal computers. Internet Service Providers are promising various data speed packs but the actual speeds are far from those claimed.

In fact, most of the speed testers are influenced by these giant Internet Service Providers to show a speed test result as desired by them. Therefore, the need for a neutral speed tester arises urgently.

We have designed www.speedofinternet.com to be efficient and provide statistics related to ISPs. Data is localized to your area, city and country. Speed of Internet desires to spread knowledge and create a networking of healthy internet in devices.

Our systems compute the Big Data and will suggest the best ISPs in your locality.

Question: Speedofinternet.com also has an option to send a network engineer to the homes of annoyed consumers of faulty PCs or networks. How successful is that story?

Answer: The speedofinternet.com is aimed to be more than just software for meeting certain standards. It aims to reflect customer satisfaction back to them. Further, www.speedofinternet.com tips, you can increase your speed upto 50% by yourself. Or you can book a network engineer from your vicinity to help you out at reasonable rates.

ISP faults are also mended by these network engineers. The procedure is that a person goes and uses the speedofinternet.com, finds it unsatisfactory and calls a network engineer through the option on the page on the website itself. That's it! He will arrive at a reasonable rate and fix the problem.

Question:  What are your views on your native country- India's growing digital economy?

Answer: India's growing digital economy is surely poised to take over the world much like how Indians have taken over the Information Technology sector in US. The statistics are yet to come in but rural areas are connected too now with the spread of 4G networks.

Question: What is the impact of Reliance Jio 4G network on internet spread and internet speeds?

Answer: Reliance 4G network has made a substantial slashing and burning of competition and brought down the prices of internet to an extent but this is still not the case with the whole of Indian society. A chunk still awaits the digital revolution.

Question: Where your servers are located?

Answer:  It was very tough task to find the best suited server for generating a real speed results. So, we made a statistical study and ranked the top 10 countries where most of the websites are hosted.

1

United States

2

Germany

3

China

4

United Kingdom

5

France

6

Japan

7

Russia

8

Netherlands

9

Canada

10

Italy

 

So, we decided to choose a server in USA. The next task was to find a server which get frequent hits and should be work laden. So, we made a research and chosen  a shared hosted server so that a real picture is presented to users.

Question: How your results are most reliable compared to ookla?

Answer:  As said earlier, we compare your latency (Latency is the time it takes for a message, or a packet, to travel from its point of origin to the point of destination. ) from a server that is located in USA, the country where major portion of world websites are hosted. This give a real and most reliable result compared to ookla speedtest which searches for nearest server for pinging. When you get speed result from nearest server, it is of no use in real world as may be surfing google, facebook, twitter or any other website that are transmitting data from USA.

Question: We are getting latency on lower side from ookla’s speedtest.net  compared to speedofinternet.com ?

Answer:  As Einstein outlined in his theory of special relativity, the speed of light is the maximum speed at which all energy, matter, and information can travel. To keep it simple, the rule of thumb is to assume that the speed of light in fiber is around 200,000,000 meters per second.

What will be the latency of light is tabulated below:

Route

Distance

Time, light in vacuum

Time, light in fiber

Round-trip time (RTT) in fiber

New York to San Francisco

4,148 km

14 ms

21 ms

42 ms

New York to London

5,585 km

19 ms

28 ms

56 ms

New York to Sydney

15,993 km

53 ms

80 ms

160 ms

Equatorial circumference

40,075 km

133.7 ms

200 ms

200 ms

But this is the not the case in Real world.

The above table is very unrealistically optimistic in that they assume that the packet travels over a fiber-optic cable along the great-circle path (the shortest distance between two points on the globe) between the cities. In practice, that is rarely the case, and the packet would take a much longer route between New York and Sydney. Each hop along this route will introduce additional routing, processing, queuing, and transmission delays. As a result, the actual RTT between New York and Sydney, over our existing networks, works out to be in the 200–300 millisecond range. 

There are few factors which are responsible for relaying a message between the client and the server:

Propagation delay

Amount of time required for a message to travel from the sender to receiver, which is a function of distance over speed with which the signal propagates.

Transmission delay

Amount of time required to push all the packet’s bits into the link, which is a function of the packet’s length and data rate of the link.

Processing delay

Amount of time required to process the packet header, check for bit-level errors, and determine the packet’s destination.

Queuing delay

Amount of time the packet is waiting in the queue until it can be processed.

This is why we reject latency tests from OOKLA as they are mostly below 100ms. We give a realistic and most accurate result compared to our counter parts.

Question: Why to know real & reliable figure of latency from speedofinternet.com ? Is it so important?

Answer:  If you are trading or going for real time gaming then,  Latency does matter. Within the past few years is a telltale sign of the growing importance and demand for speed and faster user experiences by the users. And this is not simply a psychological need for speed in our ever accelerating and connected world, but a requirement driven by empirical results, as measured with respect to the bottom-line performance of the many online businesses.

Do you know?

Latency is an important criteria for many high-frequency trading algorithms in the financial markets, where a small edge of a few milliseconds can translate to millions in loss or profit.

In September 2015, Hibernia Networks launched a new fiber-optic link ("Hibernia Express") specifically designed to ensure the lowest latency between New York and London by following the great circle route between the cities. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $300M+ and the new route boasts 58.95 ms latency between the cities, which gives it a ~5 millisecond edge compared to all other existing transatlantic links. This translates to $60M+ per millisecond saved!

Latency is expensive — literally and figuratively.

Question: Is there any statistics that you know about latency for different network?

Answer:  As you know before, Speedofinternet.com there was no reliable speed tester. However, I can point out Latency is higher in 2G than 3G than Wifi than 4g HSPA+ and least in 4G LTE. Hope , with new technologies  will provide a better figures in future.

Question: how businesses are being affected from speed of internet?

Answer:  The location of a web hosting company can make a big difference to the performance of a website, which in turn can affect user experience, which then feeds into SEO and other areas. It is not an exaggeration to say your choice of web host can make or break your website or business.

Simply,

·         Faster sites lead to better user engagement.

·         Faster sites lead to better user retention.

·         Faster sites lead to higher conversions.

Question: Is ranking of ISP of fastest Internet Speed is real?

Answer:  You get different speed according to your location from same ISP. For example, same 2G network is a bit slow in Rural or Semi Urban Areas while the speed is better in Urban or metro Areas. So, I believe, ranking of ISP should be according to your location. Further, Service is not ‘quantative’ let it be ‘qualitative’. Lets users to decide which ISP provider is better.

Question: Any suggestion to users?

Answer:  Simply, let us spread word about www.speedofinternet.com Incase, you need any support please contact our team they will help you out.