If the results you get are consistently below expectations, the cause is more likely to look on the side of your provider.
While you use a dedicated line to connect up to your ISP, it uses bundled lines to connect all Internet subscribers. In most cases, these shared connections display less capacity than the addition of all client connections they serve. And if the airline overbooking example is limited to a few dozen seats per plane, the Internet service providers themselves can easily overbook their internet connectivity ten, twenty or even fifty!
Between your computer and the server that sent this web page, there are probably dozens of routers, communications links and other network components through which this page had to go.
The test results may be affected by any network congestion between you and our servers. If you have downloads in progress, it may also influence the results.
Like any large transport infrastructure, the Internet is composed of many crossings and junctions, each with its own capacity and speed limit. Sometimes we see slowdowns in traffic. In same way that you should stay in your car while the traffic light lets other drivers, the data sent to your computer to wait while other data passes before reaching you.
You logically more likely to experience a slowdown in traffic during the hours when attendance is highest. Similarly, traffic conditions can affect your speed and depend on the geographical situation of the consulting site.
Kbps (or kilo bits per second) is the speed of 1000 bits of data pass through your Internet connection. One bit is the smallest unit of digital information – 8 bits form one byte.
PTCL SPEEDTEST Our bandwidth test measuring tool actually send/receive data between your computer and our distributed network of servers to give you an idea of the speed of your PTCL broadband connection. We calculate the speed of your Internet connection by calculating the time it takes to download a predefined data set.