Every person who uses broadband in New Zealand should be able to find out how well their broadband performs. That’s why we’re pleased to see the launch of a website that allows Kiwis to test their broadband.
Hosted by the Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ), the New Zealand Broadband Test gives you an independent rating of your broadband performance and provides important information such as upload/download speeds along with other detail. Although no test is perfect, nzbt.org.nz uses a network diagnostic tool from Measurement Lab which is free, open sourced and internationally comparable.
Internet performance can vary for many reasons, from a user’s location, computer equipment or internet service provider. Using nzbt.org.nz, users will be able to choose to share and compare their internet performance with anyone in New Zealand.
The nzbt.org.nz is based on a similar site created by the EETT, the Greek telecommunications regulator. Local Kiwi developers Rabid have adapted the technology for New Zealand. What’s more, the technology behind the site is open source, meaning that the code can be used for free by others to develop, making it easy to create your own version.