SV: Proving Gig Speed

Gustav Ulander gustav.ulander at
Wed Jul 18 07:01:39 UTC 2018

We use Netrounds for this. 
We make a speedtest site available to the customer for their "click and test" needs which is the first step. 
If the customer doesn’t achive their allocated speed we will send out a probe (usually some form of Intel NUC or similar machine) that can do more advanced testing automatically also along different times. 
The customer then gets to send us back the device when the case is solved. 
Its not without its faults but its been a great tool so far. 


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Från: NANOG <nanog-bounces at> För James Bensley
Skickat: den 17 juli 2018 19:46
Till: Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at>; North American Network Operators' Group <nanog at>
Ämne: Re: Proving Gig Speed

On 17 July 2018 at 12:50, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at> wrote:
> But to answer your questions - for some customers, we insist on JDSU 
> testing for large capacities, but only if it's worth the effort.
> Mark.

Hi Mark,

Our field engineers have 1G testers, but even at 1G they are costly (in 2018!), so none have 10Gbps or higher testers and we also only do this for those that demand it (i.e. no 20Mbps EFM customer ever asks for a JSDU/EXO test, because iPerf can easily max out such a link, only those that pay for say 1G over 1G get it). Hardware testers are the best in my opinion right now but it annoys me that this is the current state of affairs, in 2018, even for 1Gbps!


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