Academic and research ISP, AARNet, has teamed up with Google to provide a public tool to test Internet connections.
The two companies have deployed servers hosting the Measurement Lab (M-Lab) technology platform with tools for Internet users to measure Internet speeds, attempt to identify throttled applications and diagnose common problems affecting network connectivity.
AARNET CEO, Chris Hancock, said this will mark the first time M-Lab servers have been deployed in the Southern Hemisphere.
“Users can now test their Internet speeds with a network diagnostic tool that is used by researchers and governments around the world for an independent verification on a networks’ connection speed,” he said in a statement.
Google said M-Lab arms users with more information and network transparency which is crucial to the success of the Internet.
Internet users can visit www.measurementlab.net to use M-Lab.