How to carry out a speed test
Do you want to know at what speed internet is available in your area? How fast your internet connection really is? Here you will find the answers to any questions you may have regarding internet speed.
Download and perform the speed test
The difference between download and upload speed
What is download speed?
The download speed refers to the connection speed that is required to «get» the data. This includes typical services such as streaming (video & audio), downloading documents and of course regular Internet browsing.
What is upload speed?
The upload speed, in contrast, is required to «send» data, e.g. when uploading videos to YouTube or when streaming your own content (e.g. podcasts or on Twitch). The download speed is generally faster than the upload speed.