MedUX conducts since 2017 an independent measurement and benchmarking study of the in-home fixed broadband performance in several countries in Europe, including main Telecom Operators in the UK, Germany Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Ireland, and more recently Romania, Hungary and Czech Republic.
MedUX performs a large-scale active testing from the end user perspective for fibre, HFC and xDSL access networks. Over 2.000 probes connected to end-customers’ CPE devices perform regular and continuous tests (24/7) to ensure a statistically valid sample across the most penetrated speed tiers/propositions in each market.
Real end-customers, so-called MedUX Panelists or UXERs, host MedUX HOME devices that run pre-installed software on minicomputers that measure dozens of broadband performance metrics including speed, latency, web browsing time and streaming resolution among other, from the end user perspective. Test results are then collected to MedUX Cloud platform, made available in MedUX Web Analytics Portal for real-time analysis, and analyzed to produce weekly and monthly reports. Each of the panelists provide information about their Fixed Broadband service enabling the matching-the-promise or compliance measurements against their contracted speeds.
As part of our active testing, MedUX performs a multi-thread and multi-server speed test, our so-called Cloud speed test, based on recently issued US patent number 10,931,553 (see further details below).
MedUX has been recently issued the US patent number 10,931,553 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for “evaluating network speed by multiple parallel data exchanges between a client device and multiple servers via the network”. This patent covers the unique testing methodology used by the so-called MedUX Cloud speed test.
This invention relates generally to determining performance of a network, and more particularly to evaluating network performance from parallel exchanges of data between our probes and multiple content provider systems via the network.
The Cloud speed test is a solution that establishes multiple simultaneous connections when running our speed test, allowing us to fill the available bandwidth more easily.
Our Downlink (DL) Cloud speed test downloads a number of files over TCP from public sources, particularly CDN enhanced edge sources that are closer by nature to the customer and are independent of Telecom Operators or ISPs. As the test progresses more threads are dynamically opened by the client device throughout the duration of the test, if required to measure the download speed more accurately. Therefore, the client device receives content from different content provider systems via different threads established through the communication channel and the network. The test ends once the configured amount of time has been reached.
DL Cloud speed test results in an actual sustained download speed defined as throughput, in Mbps, utilizing as many concurrent TCP connections as dynamically required and measured at a typically 20-25 second interval of a sustained data transfer.
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