Monday, November 23, 2015

iPhone CalSPEED On Track For December Submission

We've been testing CalSPEED for iPhone, and we've been happy to share the beta version with enthusiastic members of the broadband community who've tested it out it remote areas of California. We've just upgraded the user interface as well as the back-end latency test algorithm (more accurate), which means we are on track for submitting CalSPEED to Apple in early December for review and (hopefully) approval for distribution on iTunes.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Japan: A Look Into America's Mobile Future?

For as long as I've been working in mobile telecommunications, Japan has always been the leader in mobile network development. A recent look at one of Japan's crowd sourcing apps, RBB Speed Test, shows some pretty amazing speeds for mobile data. While we might expect to see a maximum download of 60-70 megabits per second (Mbps) in California, in Japan, it's more than three times as fast. For upload, we're used to seeing between 5-10 Mbps; for the crowd source results below, the increase is not as large (17.1 Mbps).

See the table below for the top ten speeds from November 13. Number 1 was a test run on NTT DoCoMo's LTE network using a Sharp SH-01H (link to GSM Arena here) (link to Sharp's Japanese page here).