Netrader App Measures Web Performance Worldwide
Netradar is a free service that provides neutral and accurate information about the quality and diversity of Internet connections and mobile devices.A partnership between Aalto University in Finland and the Internet Society, the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force, has resulted a collaborative mobile application, Netrader, designed to measure the diversity of Internet access around the world. Netradar is a free service that provides neutral and accurate information about the quality and diversity, in terms of bandwidth and latency, of Internet connections and mobile devices, collected by the end users themselves anonymously around the world. "Internet access is becoming increasingly mobile and the next billion users will experience the Internet in new ways from those already online," a joint statement from both organizations said. "The experience of Internet connectivity is far from uniform, and observing the variety of connectivity, and how it is changing over time is important." Smartphone users around the globe can download the app and contribute their measurements to a global picture of Internet diversity and evolution, with results displayed on a map found on the Internet Society’s website.
"One of the tremendous benefits of Internet technology is the ability to connect diverse networks together, said Phil Roberts, acting chief Internet technology officer at the Internet Society," said in a statement. "With Netradar we hope to expose and share some of that diversity and also to study over time how the Internet is changing."