Outputs of this test
- Download – the speed at which data is downloaded from the testing serve
- Upload – the speed at which data is uploaded to the testing server
- ping – round trip latency to the testing server
Connection speed under a magnifying glass
The results of the test show you a series of key values that allow you to evaluate your connection and decide, for example, whether to choose a different rate or another provider. The main values include:
Downloading shows the download speed of data to your device, expressed in megabits per second (Mbits). A higher value is better because the faster the download, the less time you wait to load a web page or to download an email attachment. A home Internet connection is usually asymmetrical, which means that the data transfer speed to the user is higher than the upload speed.
Another basic value revealed by the test results is upload. Upload shows how fast you can upload data to the internet with your connection, also measured in Mbit/s. As with downloading, a higher number is better. A quick upload is important for backing up to the cloud or for streaming. The higher the value, the faster you can upload data from your device to the internet.
Ping measures the time it takes for data to be sent from a host to a destination computer and back again. It is measured in milliseconds (ms). As opposed to downloading and uploading, with ping, the lower the value, the better. This value is especially important for online game players who need a quick response from the server when playing, so that their action in a game is not delayed. A relatively fast ping is less than 40 ms. Anything within the range of 0 to 10 ms is considered a very good result.
Jitter expresses the fluctuations of the ping value and, therefore, the stability of the connection. The result (in milliseconds) should be as low as possible. The higher the jitter value displayed in the test, the worse your internet connection stability is.
Numbers that do not lie
Feel like your internet speed you’re getting isn’t quite what you were advertised when you signed up with your ISP? This could be a long-term issue or perhaps only a short-term complication due to a technical problem or an aggregation (sharing the capacity of an internet link among multiple users). Regardless, because of Kible’s proximity to the internet backbone these types of issues will be a thing of the past. If we say you’ll get gigabit internet speeds, we mean it.