SamKnows technical methodology

The SamKnows broadband measurement solution is being continually developed to include more tests and richer reporting. Our methodology has been reviewed thoroughly by the world’s leading internet and network performance measurement experts. We believe that it is essential that our methodology is documented and updated as enhancements are released. Below you will find an archive of technical papers and fact sheets that we have created during the course of the project.

It is important to note that the SamKnows internet measurement platform is available worldwide. Our solution is currently being used globally, for example, by:

  • The largest ISPs in the world to benchmark their network performance.
  • Governments to benchmark internet performance and compare with other countries.
  • Academics around the world as a basis for groundbreaking analysis and research.

The following documents contain technical information regarding the SamKnows test methodology for both fixed and mobile broadband performance measurement. These documents should be considered as works in progress and any feedback is welcomed. This section is updated from time to time as are the documents themselves.