Today, most Internet service providers are marketed as high speed. Depending on where you live, it can be entirely different. Conducting a nPerf speed test is a free, quick, easy way to check your Internet service’s performance in the UAE (Du, Etisalat…).
How a speed test works
Speed test measures your current connection’s maximum speed – how fast your device can upload and download information – by accessing nearby servers. The nPerf speed tests measure:
- Download speed: concretely, it matters when downloading data from applications such as your friends’ photos on Facebook or your favorite influencer’s videos on Instagram.
- Upload speed: how fast can you send files via email or share a post on social media for instance?
- Latency: it describes how responsive a connection is, which is quite important when timing is everything such as video games.
- Want to know more? On the nPerf app (Android & iOS), we also do a browsing test (how fast can you get access to the top 5 websites in the UAE) and a streaming test (can you get access to the best video quality on YouTube in your country?).
Easily check the coverage of mobile networks in the UAE (Du and Etisalat)
You can check directly on our website if your city in the UAE has a good quality service. It works by operator and localization. In other words, this is an interactive map, powered by nPerf, which represents the coverage of 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G mobile networks. Just select one carrier and zoom in to see the city or any area you want.
The data is collected from tests conducted by the nPerf app’ users in the UAE.
Data is displayed for two years. After two years, the oldest data is removed from the maps once a month.
How reliable and accurate is it?
Geolocation precision depends on the reception quality of the GPS signal at the time of the test. For coverage data, we only retain tests with a maximum geolocation precision of 50 meters.
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