You Did It! Speedtest Reaches 50 Billion Tests!

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Ookla | October 24, 2023

Speedtest® has always been about the people. Built by a few to help the many, has grown from a side project to a global brand with a full set of apps, from a tool used by select gamers to test their ping to a resource used by millions of people (and one superhero) to diagnose and measure internet connectivity around the world. And anonymized data from Speedtest now fuels internet service providers, mobile operators, governments, and NGOs with the information they need to improve internet connectivity for everyone. That’s because of you. Collectively you have helped us achieve over 50 billion Speedtest results. Thank you!

How Speedtest has grown

The internet has changed a lot since that first touch of the “Go” button. Speeds have improved dramatically, new technologies like 5G have taken hold, and more and more people have gained internet access across the world.

In 2006 when we reached our first billion tests, we didn’t yet have mobile apps and the median download speed of fixed broadband for the world was 1.48 Mbps. By 2015 we had 10 billion results, the median mobile download speed was 7.87 Mbps and the median download for fixed broadband was 10.08 Mbps. Fast forward to today when we have over 50 billion Speedtest results and the world averages for mobile and fixed broadband download speed are 47.81 Mbps and 85.06 Mbps, respectively.

Thank you again for helping make Speedtest the global brand it is today. If you want to help us in our mission to improve connectivity for all, take a Speedtest or download the apps for Android or iOS to be part of a movement.

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