How do You Test Mobile Broadband Speeds?

Posted on May 6, 2009  /  2 Comments

One point the experts at LIRNEasia’s Mobile Broadband QoSE workshop agreed: Mobile broadband test results will be device specific. Unlike PCs, mobile handsets, with their software and hardware limitations, have an impact on results. That is why iNetwork Test, one of the few test sites we could find on the net insists the users to take a choice between iPhone or Android.

The approach is parallel to what LIRNEasia plans.


  1. Rohan Samarajiva

    The language used is ambiguous. It is one thing to say that performance will depend on the operating systems (e.g., android); and quite something else to say that it will depend on the device (e.g., Nokia N95). My understanding was that we agreed to test based on operating systems, not devices.

  2. Chanuka Wattegama

    There is no ambiguity. It is very clear. The performance will be device specific as well as OS specific. We have to test both OSes and devices.