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FAST.com now measures latency and upload speed

In order to help users get more insights into their internet connection, Netflix announced that its popular free internet speed test now measures latency (unloaded & loaded) as well as upload speed. This is a critical update since latency is one of the core metrics impacting a user's quality of experience (QoE). Netflix knows it's one of the bigger bandwidth-hogging applications, it wants its users to get an idea on how that may impact other interactive applications when a connection is loaded. 

In typical fixed wireless connections, congested access points and bandwidth shapers using simple queues negatively impact latency and user's QoE. At Preseem, we recently wrote a case study on how a WISP from Texas fixed such Bufferbloat issues

Try using Fast.com with your connection and see what latency data you get.  If you get consistently high latency figures (>100 ms), that could mean that your network has such issues as well! 

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QoE Seminar WISPAPALOOZA

QoE Seminar at WISPAPALOOZA

Join us Monday, October 8th for an exclusive event before WISPAPALOOZA 2018 kicks off. If you own or manage the network for your WISP, you must not miss this one! (Only 50 spots available)

Hear real-world WISP owners/operators who have focused on Quality of Experience (QoE) talk about the impact this has had on their network, customers and businessAlso join us as we launch industry’s first-ever detailed QoE benchmarks where you can see how different Access Point models (from different manufacturers) compare on key metrics such as throughput, active subscribers, latency and much more.

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