Broadband Speed Test

Experiencing Slow Broadband?

Slow broadband can make browsing the web, video-conferencing or working in the cloud a painful experience. If you’re experiencing slow broadband or want to know how fast your broadband is, you can take our broadband speed test. Test the speed of your connection.

Slow connectivity can be extremely frustrating for businesses. This is particularly evident in large businesses with a hybrid work model in place. As employees come online throughout the day, both at home and in the office, a strain is placed on the network. If you notice that activity outputs are low, it’s likely that this could be due to slow internet connectivity or increased contention.

Broadband Speed Test

We recommend that you do multiple tests at different times of the day to see if this affects your speed. Broadband speed is measured in kilobits per second (Kbps) and megabits per second (Mbps). The higher the number of bits you’re able to download per second, the faster the connection. Test your broadband speed here for free.

Here are the metrics that will be tested and what they mean.

What is Ping?

Ping (or Latency) is the reaction time of your connection. It measures how quickly your device gets a response after you’ve sent out a request.

What is a good Ping for internet speed test?

This may also be referred to as Latency when carrying out a broadband speed test. The lower the latency / ping number the better your internet connection is.

A Ping below 20ms is considered exceptional and “low ping,”. A Ping between 50ms and 100ms range from very good to average. A Ping of 150ms or more is less desirable and deemed “high ping”.

What is Jitter?

Jitter frequency is a measure of the variability in Ping over time. Jitter is not usually noticeable when reading text, but when streaming video or gaming a high jitter can result in buffering and other interruptions.

What is a good Jitter frequency?

Ideally, jitter should be below 30ms

Download Speed

This is the speed at which information is transferred from the internet to your computer. Having a faster download speed will result in a smoother and speedier experience, for example when video-conferencing.

Upload Speed

The speed at which information is transferred from your computer or other devices to the internet. It also includes how quickly you can send emails and share files. With a standard broadband connection, download speeds are faster than upload speeds – however – for DIA’s the speeds are the same, meaning that traffic is passed up and down at the same speed ensuring a superior service.

The expected download and upload speeds depend on the type of internet connection and service contract that you have. The capacity of your network is one of the many factors that also affects broadband speed. Are you getting speeds less than 100mb? If so, you may be eligible for a broadband upgrade. Call us on 1800 819 888.

What is Bandwidth?

Bandwidth refers to the capacity at which a network can transmit data. For example, if the bandwidth of a network is 50 Mbps, Then this is the maximum rate at which the network can transmit data.

The capacity of your network is one of the many factors that affects broadband speed. Network capacity can be affected by the delivery method available at your address, fibre, copper, wireless etc.

Having Bandwidth Issues?

As more employees return to offices and communal working spaces, businesses are discovering issues with their connectivity, such as low video and voice quality, buffering, unusable applications or just overall poor internet speed. In order to resolve these issues many businesses have been adding bandwidth to their current connectivity packages.

Types of Connectivity Packages

Dedicated Internet Access

Offering the gold standard in connectivity and security: Dedicated internet access is a completely private, ultra-fast connection available wherever you are located. Depending on your specific needs, you can opt for bandwidths ranging between 10Mb and 10Gb, the entire capacity of which is yours to use.

Broadband for Business

Business broadband is available with different bandwidths depending on the needs of your business, for example, 100MB or 1GB. Magnet+ business broadband service is delivered in different ways depending on the delivery method available at your address – Copper, Fibre, SIRO, NBI, wireless  for example.

Wireless Broadband – Broadband Anywhere

Don’t have access to a high-speed fibre link? Or need an ultra-reliable backup to an existing connection? Wherever you’re located, Broadband Anywhere is the out-of-the-box answer. Broadband Anywhere operates wirelessly via 4G. Your location must be served by a 4G connection rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Very Good’ by Ireland’s Commission for Communication Regulation. You can check the quality of your coverage here.

Talk to us – we can help

Is connectivity absolutely critical for your business? If your business is experiencing slow broadband, talk to one of our experts today. Give yourself the certainty of service, value and flexibility guaranteed by Magnet Wireless or Fibre Business Broadband.

It guarantees you’ll stay online, come what may. It puts you in the driving seat with the final choice over the technologies that power your connection. And it always has your back, with expert customer support 24/7 – from humans, not bots. Commitments like this explain why the vast majority of customers have been with us for well over ten years.


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