Monday, January 9, 2012

Latency Comparison

Latency is the amount of time it takes a packet to travel from source to destination. Together, latency and bandwidth define the speed and capacity of a network.
Latency is a critical parameter for several applications such as Voice over IP services (Skype) or Online Gaming.
Latency will also impact the maximum throughput reachable on a single TCP connection.


Latency comparison between Unitel, ETL, Planet, LTC and Beeline
Note: The smaller latency is, the better user experience is

2 comments:

  1. This graph is not to scale and exaggerates the difference between the latencies. The unitel bar is shown more than twice the size of planet, but there's only a 9% difference. Also unclear about the methodology used to get this stat. Were multiple destinations used? Multiple times of day? Asia vs North America? 300ms implies this is a test of trans-pacific latency.

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  2. Hi,

    Multiple locations on each continent have been used to perform this test. Most servers are indeed in NA and Europe. The display value is the average latency.

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