Speed Testing

Published on January 9th, 2015

speed testing

A test done here at Webtron to measure our internet speed. Find out your speed test here!

As technology advances at a frightening pace, the internet continues to gather speed with almost fervent energy as new ways to distribute it become available. From satellights to fibre optic cable, we are forever trying to increase it’s speed and momentum.

Around Australia and the world, due to varying infrastructure conditions and environments, its very difficult to sometimes know what the actual speed of the internet is in any one particular location.

Thus, several programs and websites were born with the sole purpose of measuring internet speed. But what use is this for business? Well, plenty! In the age of interactive online services, the need for faster and more reliable internet up and down speeds is increasing. Examples of bandwidth and speed hungry interactive online services and interactions can vary from live stream video, interactive web presentations, video-internet telephony (e.g. Skype) and online auctions.

Before a problem surfaces, a user can test the internet speed to see if any online interactivity is possible in a remote location. This is important for businesses who wish to do a site survey in a location before an event takes place. This way, further preperations may be made to make up for the lack of internet connectivity. 

So why is this important for businesses to check? First, we must look back at the history of the internet, and how the speed of it has impacted what can be done online.

Back in the late ’90’s to mid 2005, the internet relied on the service of Dial-up – which utilised a phone line connection. Internet speeds through this could reach at the most, 64kps per second. In comparison with beginning broadband connections (that began at 128kps per second), watching videos online and doing anything such as playing games, shopping online and viewing websites on smart phones was but a pipe dream at this point.

But the internet evolved rapidly, with mobile internet becoming faster and faster with the rise of 3G and 4G, as well as broadband slowly becoming more accessible to the public at higher and higher speeds, new possibilities became reality. Live streaming, for example, began to become a global phenomenon, with anything from auctioning a house online for sale, live streams of global events, and video advertising became a thing of the present rather than a dream of the future.

speed testing

The internet speeds of the world today, displayed at the Net Index.

With the improvement of internet speed came the need to test the speeds around us, and thus was born the need for speed testing.

It was not only the public that benefited from the rise of internet speeds but also a great benefit to businesses. Websites could become bigger and better, and sales tactics changed. Now, shops online began to emerge and become a fast growing hit.

Overall, with the internet being a core substance of businesses today, knowing what speed you are running on, and thus, your clientele, has a fundamental impact on everyone today.

Find out your speed test here!

Request a Quote

We will never sell your information. Read our privacy policy.

Testimonials

  • Thank you and your Team for the fantastic effort and results with our new website www.ausdog.com.au. Webtron's ability to understand what ...Read More

  • The Royal Victorian Aero Club needed to rebuild its website and improve its communication with members and customers and Webtron came ...Read More

  • We are so pleased with our new Website.  Webtron were such a delight to deal with, guiding us patiently through ...Read More

  • I had very little knowledge about setting up websites. We used Webtron to set up our website for us. We ...Read More

  • Webtron has been wonderful to work with. From the beginning I was impressed by the time they took to really ...Read More

  • Excellent web design, friendly service. Highly recommend them :) - Rebekah Davey, Director at Rebekah Davey Academy of Dance www.rebekahdaveydance.com.au

  • We started with a clear objective to raise the quality and profile of our website for our existing and prospective ...Read More

  • Envico™ required a next generation website which would deliver a high quality user experience. The web design and web development ...Read More

  • Webtron provided a guiding light into the online social networks, and greatly assisted in setting up our presence and back ...Read More

  • Webtron have provided webcasting services for a number of our internal events and they’ve always been great to deal with. ...Read More

  • Optiscan invited Webtron to live webcast / webinar our company shareholder update. Webtron were very professional in project managing and ...Read More

  • Swann Insurance engaged Webtron to produce a corporate sales training DVD. We were very pleased with the professional manner in ...Read More

View All
Get a Quote