Highspeed or lame duck?

In 2021, 93 percent of Germans will be online. There will then be 760 million networked devices throughout the country. Already half of the devices will communicate exclusively with other devices (Machine-to-Machine, M2M). However, their share of data traffic is only about 10 percent. 82 percent of all traffic in Germany will be videos. Almost two thirds of the video data will then be transmitted in HD quality, 21 percent in Ultra-HD.

The total IP data traffic in Germany triples in this period from 25 to 71 exabytes annually. Mobile traffic is even growing fivefold from 86 to 457 petabytes per month. However, the average speed in the networks will only double, to 24 Mbit/s in mobile communications and 62 Mbit/s in wired connections.

In 2021, 172 terabits per second are transmitted at peak times in Germany. This corresponds to the full utilization of around 2.8 million average Internet connections. The average data volume transmitted in one hour corresponds to the data volume of all existing cinema films.

(Source: Visual Networking Index 2017 by Cisco)

Highspeed Internet under the microscope

To evaluate the quality of high speed Internet, various measurements can be performed with the kyago platform. The available upstream and downstream bandwidth is determined by standardised upload and download measurements which are made to data reference systems.

These measurements are also carried out at the same time as download or upload in order to determine the behaviour of the products under simultaneous utilisation of the bandwidth. As further QoE indicators, among other things, packet times, the frequency of packet losses, and the time for DNS name resolution are measured.

 

Cloud under the microscope

Even with high visitor numbers and temporary promotions, customers expect optimum performance. Unsatisfied customers are the result of long loading times, faltering music and video clips or unattainable sites.

Average users wait no longer than four seconds for a website to appear in full. 90 percent of Internet customers turn their backs on an online store at the latest after three failed access attempts.


With the kyago platform, on the one hand, response time measurements are performed on the transport layer to a standardized test page (ETSI Kepler Reference Page) to different Webhosting providers and to the zafaco data reference system.

On the other hand, analyses of website requests are carried out on application layer when accessing 25 websites in the different categories “news, internet portals, search engines, shopping and sport”.

In addition, response time measurements to the top gaming servers are carried out.