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Internet Speed Test (Updated 12 Feb 2011)

I subscribed to P1 WiMax LITE Plan which offers 400Kbps download speed and 5GB usage quota. So, I ran the speed test again at 6am on 1 Feb 2010.

 

I ran 2 tests: one on P1 website itself (called P1 4G Speedometer), and another on Speedtest.net. Below are the results.

 

Why is P1’s result indicating 144kbps = 18KB/sec?

and why is Speedtest.net’s result using 0.22Mb/s? Are both measurements the same? 1,000kbps=1Mb/s? I thought there was a difference between Kbps and kbps. Hmm…

 

 

Clearly, the speed test results show it is way below the promised download speed of 400Kbps.

 

I wonder how the rest of the broadband providers (Maxis, Digi, Celcom, TMNet, U, YES, etc) in Malaysia are faring on the internet speed test.

 

 

Update: 12 February 2011, 2.00AM

 

I ran the internet speed tests again. This time, as recommended by @P1Cares, I connected my PC direct to the modem. Below are the results, which are quite commendable (at least closer to P1’s promised speeds).

 

p1-Speedometer-direct

 

p1-speedtest-direct

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  1. 8 kilobit per sec = 1 kilobyte per sec
    8 bits = 1 byte
    1024 bytes = 1 Mbyte

    Which is why when you buy a 500 Gb hard disk you only get 400 plus GB. Thanks for the subscribe!

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