Yesterday, as part of Measurement Lab (M-Lab), Google presented important data on Internet network speed to a committee at the Organisation for Economic Development and Co-operation in Paris.
"At the OECD, we outlined several recent developments. SamKnows, an M-Lab partner, is running a project for the European Commission designed to map network performance in all EU Member States," revealed Meredith Whittaker, Program Manager, Google Research.
In Greece, the country's telecom regulator, the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission, has launched a new consumer-focused broadband measurement portal, using M-Lab's Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT) and data. Greek consumers now have real-time, useful information about their broadband performance.
The portal uses M-Lab's NDT to detail average speed, latency, packet loss, and other performance metrics for different areas of Greece. Interactive features allow consumers to compare the results from their tests with averages.
"M-Lab is a collaborative effort led by researchers in partnership with companies and other institutions, as part of a drive to help ISPs, regulators and consumers improve Internet services across the continent. Some regulators such as the UK's Ofcom are also running their own comparable measurement projects," blogged Whittaker.