Part 2 extends this discussion to introduce the importance of network quality and the user experience. Reading Part 1 is recommended for better understanding of key network measurement concepts discussed further in Part 2.
Over the last 20 years the number one recommendation to resolve network experience problems has been ‘get more bandwidth’. However, despite bandwidth increasing by several orders of magnitude, a poor user experience still remains the no. 1 complaint.
Oftentimes speed test results show 'fast' speeds in a connection test, however the user experiences poor performance when using Internet applications -- this paper explains why.
This paper analyzes last mile connection problems and how they relate to network congestion and network traffic regulation.
This paper explains how connection consistency impacts connection performance, and provides analysis of several MySpeed graphs showing data transfer delays.
The consistency of bandwidth capacity is key factor affecting the performance of web application delivery, particularly time-sensitive applications such as VoIP and multimedia. Read this practical explanation of why quality service matters.