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EVDO RevA latency

By Gary R, in , posted: 12-Dec-2006 13:01

I really do not trust the accuracy of the speedtest.net latency test which always seems to report latency on the higher side. 

The first result is RevA which was done yesterday afternoon in front of a number of journalists the second result is Rev0 taken just now in Wellington. Both tests conducted using trusty old DOS ping. This is a 32Byte round trip to Geekzone.

By way of explanation the ping tests are from an active session (non-dormant). Waking out of dormancy takes approx 300-500ms for Rev0 and RevA.


Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 172, Received = 172, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 48ms, Maximum = 243ms, Average = 64ms


Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 279, Received = 279, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 92ms, Maximum = 403ms, Average = 116ms


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Comment by johnr, on 12-Dec-2006 14:32

Yes Jama I have to agree about the ping test on that site!! not that great

Comment by paradoxsm, on 12-Dec-2006 15:58

Hmmmm This looks quite good, I'll have to do some testing this week.

I have not even tried the HuaWei yet, the cute little thing it is.

Comment by juha, on 12-Dec-2006 18:17

I reckon it's a coding error on Speedtest, but would have to run a network sniffer to see what the Flash app does when it tests the latency I suppose.

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