PTCL Speed test Can Save Your Day!
If you are a staunch gamer or someone who is streaming the internet all day long, your internet speed might be something super important to you. Why won’t it be? For the gamers, the life of their game depends on it. They want nothing more than the internet to function at a perfect speed, so they can focus on the aspects of their game and not on when their speed might act up and they can end up losing. So it’s better to use PTCL Speed Test before getting into any major streaming event or gaming match.
This is why you shouldn’t only know what a speed test is but know all the terms associated to it effectively so make the best use of it:
What Is Speed Test?
The Speed test tool is basically a test that allows you to check the broadband internet speed. It doesn’t matter whether you are on a desktop, mobile, laptop, or tablet. With this help of this tool, you can know the internet speed of your broadband within seconds. It also lets you know the upload and download speed of your internet connection, so you know what you are getting yourself into or how long it is going to take once you start any of those actions.
Why Is the Test Important?
Before you ask, why is a speed test important, let us tell you it is the reason you can win or lose if you are a gamer. With the help of this speed test, you can know the ping and jitter of your internet connection, so you know what you have gotten yourself into.
Once you do the speed test, among other things, you will also be provided values for ping and jitter. The lower the ping, the better. The ping is essentially used to check if a specific host is reachable across the IP network or not. This tool helps you know if the data that the host is sending to the IP network is getting lost along the way or not. The loss can be detrimental to your internet speed. Moreover, the value associated with jitter tells you about the time delay in sending the data packets over the network. Keep in mind that it should be less than 150 ms at the max and shouldn’t be more than 1%. And while some jitter should be expected over the Internet, having it be a small fraction of the ping result is ideal.
Overall, with the speed test, you will be able to check the efficiency of your internet searches. For gamers, we recommend download speeds closer to 15–25 Mbps per player.
Local & International Bandwidth difference
Finally, another important thing you should be aware of is the difference between local and international bandwidth. Let’s say you are using PTCL internet and doing the speed test which gives the appropriate figures, but you are unable to stream properly on Netflix which means that lag is in the difference between the local and the international bandwidth. Both of these are different. What we mean is if you are doing speed tests with a local server and an international server both, the test results could be different. You can also check our article on PTCL Internet packages in case you wish to upgrade your package.