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Speed test datasets

SpeedChecker collects extensive amounts of speed test measurements world wide. The tests are collected according to our data collection and measurement methodology. We provide this data in a raw format specified below as well as integrated into our Crowdsourcing system for visual analysis.

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Speed test data format

ItemDescription
ActiveConnectionRadio Network Type used during speed test
TestTimePrecise time of the test start
TestLengthTotal time duration of the test
ServerSpeedtest Server
ServerIDSpeedtest Server Identity
PingBest (minimum) Ping Time observed during the test
JitterJitter measured during speed-test
DownloadSpeedAverage Download Speed
UploadSpeedAverage Upload Speed
ModelUE Model
DownloadTransferredMbAmount of traffic transferred in downling direction
UploadTransferredMbAmount of traffic transferred in UL direction
CustomServerDownloadURLCustom server URL used for download
CustomServerUploadURLCustom server URL used for upload
DownloadSamplesList of measurement samples taken during the download test
UploadSamplesList of measurement samples taken during the upload test
DownloadThreadsUsedAverage number DL of connection threads used during speed-test
DownloadThreadsUsedSamplesArray showing how many DL connection threads were used for each speed-test sample
UploadThreadsUsedAverage number UL of connection threads used during speed-test
UploadThreadsUsedSamplesArray showing how many UL connection threads were used for each speed-test sample
RetryIndicates number of retries when data is sent

Data collection methodology

Our data is collected from end user devices running Android and iOS systems. All measurements are executed towards a CDN that has a large geographical footprint and hosts a significant part of the content that is being accessed by the users. This ensures our results are a good approximation of the user’s actual quality of experience.

collection methodology

All measurements must contain accurate location information using GPS or wi-fi geolocation methods. Measurements are considered only from the apps that have been approved by SpeedChecker. Submitted measurements are checked to see if they are within expected ranges and additional security precautions are implemented to ensure measurement data is not being manipulated

The data collection process aims to deliver a single measurement sample from every device in our crowdsourcing system device pool and we strive to remove all duplicates. Due to privacy settings on some users phones we cannot reliably detect unique devices therefore some devices have contributed to more than 1 measurement into this dataset.

collection methodology

Measurement methodology

The methodology is based on the concept of the [ITU-T Q.3960 (2016)]
https://www.itu.int/itu-t/recommendations/rec.aspx?rec=q.3960

"Framework of Internet related performance measurements" and “Supplement 71 to ITU-T Q-series Recommendations”.

This test methodology aims at delivering an accurate measurement of the maximum bandwidth available over a given internet connection. This is achieved by transferring multiple parallel data streams over separate TCP connections within a predefined amount of time. The transferred data consists of randomly generated data with high entropy.

#ParameterUnitRangeCurrent Setting
nNumber of parallel threads#1 ≤ n ≤ 103 - 10
TpDuration of pre-loads0 ≤ Tp ≤ 52s
TdDuration of the downlink tests5 ≤ Td ≤ 1510s
TuDuration of the uplink subtests5 ≤ Tu ≤ 1510s
PNumber of 'pings' during delay subtest#5 ≤ p ≤ 20p = 10