Friday, November 21, 2014

Mobile Testing Findings Presented to California Broadband Council

On Tuesday, November 18 in San Francisco, Ken Biba, CTO and Co-founder of Novarum, presented recent findings from the past five rounds of mobile field testing to the California Broadband Council. His six key themes were:

  • Mobile broadband continues to get much better VERY quickly (on average)
  • There is a wide variation in mobile broadband performance across California
  • Not all carriers are equal
  • Mobile broadband service is not just wireless access
  • Real and growing mobile digital divide
  • The bulk of California’s mobile network is still not yet VoIP ready
  • Measured service substantially less than advertised
Here's one of his graphs, showing estimated VoIP readiness:

Round 6 Testing Finished!

Our testers completed the sixth round of mobile field testing this week, well before the Thanksgiving holidays. A big thanks to everyone who made this possible: Tyler, David, Darren, YoungJoon, Jason, and the testers at CSU Chico and CSU Northridge. Also, a big thank you to the Computer Science and Information Technology Department at CSU Monterey Bay for the app and server support. Great job!