Proving Gig Speed

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Wed Jul 18 14:00:49 UTC 2018


On 18/Jul/18 15:41, K. Scott Helms wrote:

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> That's why I vastly prefer stats from the actual CDNs and content
> providers that aren't generated by speed tests.  They're generated by
> measuring the actual performance of the service they deliver.  Now,
> that won't prevent burden shifting, but it does get rid of a lot of
> the problems you bring up.  Youtube for example wouldn't rate a video
> stream as good if the packet loss were high because it's actually
> looking at the bit rate of successfully delivered encapsulated video
> frames I _think_ the same is true of Netflix though they also offer a
> real time test as well which frankly isn't as helpful for monitoring
> but getting a quick test to the Netflix node you'd normally use can be
> nice in some cases.

Agreed.

In our market, we've generally not struggled with users and their
experience for services hosted locally in-country.

So in addition to providing good tools for operators and eyeballs to
measure experience, the biggest win will come from the content folk and
CDN's getting their services inside our market.

Mark.




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