PTCL, Wi-Tribe, Qubee & ISPs Making Us Fool Too Like US And UK ISPs?

PTCL and ISPs speed test reveal a lotISLAMABAD – All of Internet Service Providers including PTCL, WiTribe, Infitity etc – similar case in United States and United Kingdom with local ISPs – are delivering download speed about 41 percent slower as compare to their claims. 

The figures were compiled by speed-test service Ookla, which owns Speedtest.net, and counterparts of Pakistani ISPs in US and UK are on same page in this regard.

“The folks in Idaho Falls, Idaho, realize only half the download speed their ISPs claim to provide. Internet users in London, Ky.; Huntington, W. Va.; and Odessa, Texas, don’t fare much better: all receive information over their network at speeds far below what their ISPs promise,” Ookla claims.

Similar is the thing when I just quickly made a speed test of Evo Wingle 9.3Mpbs from the largest ISP, PTCL. The result is as follow:

PTCL-Evo

As compared to claimed 9.3Mbps speed, it was only 2.32Mbps.

But some factors also contribute for the speed as other speed testing sites could provide a totally different picture.

Read the account by CNET write:

“When I tested more than a half-dozen network speed calculators, the results varied by a factor greater than 10: the lowest reported download speed was a snail’s-pace 783Kbps using DSLReport.com’s Flash-based test. Another test using the same service resulted in a download speed reading of 11.237Mbps.

The highest download speed test result I recorded was 13.06Mbps using the HTML5-based test at SpeedOf.me (shown at the top of this post). However, the same test generated a download speed of 4.87Mbps on the connection two days later.”

According to report, speed of upload, in most of the cases, remains the same.

Internet Experts say that speed tests based on HTML5 are accurate in nature instead of Java and Adobe Flash tests. This may also flick your speed of the internet.

Some other testing services you could try for your checking are Speakeasy’s Flash-based Speed Test and TestMy.net’s HTML5-based tester.

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Farhan Zafar

Farhan Zafar is Chief Web Producer and co-founder of PakistanTribe.com, Fastest growing independent and bilingual news website in United States, UK, Middle East and Pakistan.

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