There is not much that makes a techie happier than fast Internet speeds. Fast Internet speeds means faster torrent downloads (for those Linux distros, of course!).
It is no secret that network administration departments at telecoms companies often have a computer – typically with a few terabytes of storage space – which is plugged straight into the core network to test the network.
Sometimes these network geeks would like to show off, and there is no better way than doing a Speedtest.net online speed test.
To put this speed in perspective, it will take the Afrihost guys only 7 seconds to download a full length movie which is compressed to 700MB.
The following table shows the highest South African Speedtest.net results for October 2011.
|ISP Name||Download (kbps)||Upload (kbps)||Latency (ms)||Server host|
|Rand Afrikaans University||577984||69518||4||MWEB Connect|
|Rand Afrikaans University||537725||98695||4||MWEB Connect|