Welcome to 4gSpeedTest

Welcome to the 4G Speed Test tool where you can test how fast your 4G mobile broadband connection really is. This speedtest tool is ideal if you have a 4G Router or 4G Modem connected to your PC and want to get an estimate of how quickly you can download and upload data over the 4G network. This 4G speedtest will also work in the web browser of your 4G smartphone and we will soon have a dedicated 4G speed test app.

Of course this 4G speed test will also work for 3G and also wired broadband such as ADSL and ADSL/2+ or fibre, Wi-Fi, Satellite and leased line internet connections.

To get accurate results from the 4G Speed Test you should:

  • Connect your computer directly to your 4G router via Ethernet (not wirelessly). If testing 4G speeds on your 4G Smartphone then this does not apply but remember to switch your Wi-Fi off so you are only using your 3G/4G connection.
  • Close any open applications and programs on your computer 
  • Make sure there are no other devices in use and connected to your 4G mobile broadband 
  • Run the 4G Speed Test at different times of the day, as the speed can vary depending upon atmospheric conditions and number of users sharing base station.

Thank you for visiting our 4G Speedtest tool so you can check the speed of your 4G mobile broadband connection.  Whether you are using a 4G Phone, 4G Smartphone, 4G Modem, 4G Dongle or 4G Router you will be able to test the ping time, download speed and upload speed of your 4G connection.

4G is the new high speed wireless broadband service and is cuurently available in the UK from EE (Everything Everywhere) which is the parent company of Orange and T-Mobile networks and they have launched their 4G mobile broadband service using their existing GSM basestations on the 1800Mhz frequency.  The EE 4G service which they have called 4GEE operates using a technology called LTE (Long Term Evolution) so you may hear it called 4G LTE.

The are already several 4G LTE devices including 4G LTE Phones, 4G LTE Smartphones, 4G LTE Modems, 4G LTE Dongles and 4G LTE Routers.

In August 2013, Vodafone and O2 also launched their 4G Services and Three have announced their 4G Service will be launched in December 2013.  This makes it an exciting time in the UK for 4G mobile broadband and 4G mobile phone sales as the new high speed 4G networks become available for all.

4G LTE Frequencies.

Initially there were two proposed frequencies which were made available for 4G mobile services in the UK and these were the 2.6GHz and 800MHz frequencies which became available after the analogue television signal switch off and were due for auction by OFCOM in April 2013.  Orange / T-Mobile jumped the gun and launched using their existing 1800Mhz frequency license which has meant that OFCOM has had to bring forward the 4G auction to early 2013 due to the unfair competitive advantage given to EE by OFCOM, the telecoms regulator.

Most 4G networks operating worldwide use the 800Mhz and 2.6Ghz frequencies so there will be more choice of equipment in the long term for delives that us this frequency and might leave Everything Everywhere licking their wounds in the long term unless they can secure devices that will operate on their nice 4G LTE frequency.

The iPhone 5 launched in the UK earlier this year includes the 1800Mhz 4G LTE frequency used by EE, but does not include 800 and 2100Mhz frequencies so if you are thinking of changing over to the new O2 and Vodafone 4G services when they become available you will need to also update your iPhone 5 to a new phone that supports the more traditional 4G LTE frequencies used elsewhere around the world.  This iPhone 5 release for EE effectively locks the customer into the EE network and has the possibililty of creating confusion in the upgrade and porting of handsets to different 4G networks.

Anyway – whatever 4G network you decide to use and whichever 4G device you choose to use, the 4G Speed Test website can provide you with a fast and reliable 4G speed checker to impress your friends and colleagues with your new high speed 4G device.

Using the 4G Speed Test Tool

It’s really easy to use the speed test tool and you can use it for all your connection types, not just 4G. Simply open the 4G Speedtest website using the connection of your choice (ADSL, Leased Line, Fibre, UMTS, 3G, HSPA, HSPA+, 4G / 4G LTE) and press the begin test button. The test will commence straight away by performing a ping test followed by a download speed test and finally the upload speed test. At the end of the speed test your results will be displayed with the option of having the speedtest results emailed to you. Try doing speed tests at different times of the day to get an avergae speed. We find that on the EE 4G LTE network using a 4G Router like the Proroute 4G Router we get a consistant 10Mbps download speed and 2Mbps upload speed which does not seem fast but the relaity is that we are on the fronges of 4G signal reception and the fact that we get consistent speeds means that using this as a 4G LTE service will be fine for most office applications including VoIP. At the same location, with the same 4G Router we can also connect to 3G HSPA+ services and the download and uploads speed vary between 15Mbps download speed and 4Mbps upload speed peaks to 1Mbps download speed and 256kbps upload speed troughs.

 

4G Routers

 

A 4G Router will provide a high speed 4G connection which you can share with several users - many 4G Routers will have Ethernet and WiFi and there are also some routers especially designed for remote monitoring and management that inlcude stay alive features such as ping reboot.

 

The Teltonika RUT950 is an industrial grade M2M 4G Router.