I hadn't run a speedtest here at Webroot yet, but when I did I was impressed :)
How about you guys? What sort of speeds to you get at your work?
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And we have speed bosst for the first 10MB.
Not the best, but that's about all I need for here.
But for upstream business like oil and gas exploration, gas storage, pipelines etc the communication links are quite often an important piece of the safety infrastructure and a prolonged disconnection may require the shutdown of production as a measure of precaution, depending on the setup. Especially in unmanned offshore and remote areas.
Now you can start thinking about which one is the absolute worst 🙂
We are running on a 1Mbps link for our business office, however the ISPs here in Namibia do offer up to 10Mbps. Bandwidth is in our terms costly, because for 3G/4G one pays anything from N$ 1.00 to N$ 0.50 per Mbit depending on your contract and an ADSL link like ours rush you an easy N$ 1300.00 or N$ 8200.00 for a 10Mbit link. With the event that more users will eventually have access to Internet; cost will be shared and become more affordable. (We pay N$ 10.80 to one USD now.)
In our North America and Europe offices we have 40-100 Mbit /s.
However in our remote locations such as Middle East and Africa we have between 2-10Mbit/s with around 140ms roundtrip to US and Europe. Those remote links will accomodate in worst case 100-200 people on a 10 Mbit line for thousands of dollars. We try to do strict bandwidth management and WAN acceleration.
Some remote sites use optical links and microwave links, the latter adds further to latency.
Hope that helps.