Over dinner last night, Jonathan Greene remarked how fast Rogers 3G network seemed. He lives in New York City. Hmmm… how fast is it, I wondered? This morning I tethered a phone to my PC, and ran the tests at speedtest.net, targeting the Toronto test server.
As you can see, while it’s not yet the same as DSL or Cable broadband at home, you can achieve a very respectable 1 megabit/s download and over 300 kilobit/s up. The ping time is a little stinky at 240 ms. However you look at it, though, Rogers 3G service delivers a pretty respectable mobile broadband experience.
Why does Speedtest label the ISP as Verizon business, however? Inquiring minds want to know.