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Cisco Internet Readiness Tool

This tool provides details on the regional and country-level Internet readiness as measured by network performance indicators: download (DL) and upload speeds (UL) in megabytes per second (Mbps) and latency in milliseconds (ms). The ability to support not just a single application, but multiple and concurrent applications by each country, can also be viewed through this interactive tool.

Internet Readiness Heat Map

This heat map provides a visual representation of countries to understand fixed and mobile performance.

Select any country on the map to see the country metrics for download speeds, upload speeds and latency. All three Internet performance indicators are given equal value to create a readiness calculation for the green color range displayed on the map.

You can also switch views between fixed and mobile networks as well as between average and median values.

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Heatmap Legend
Emerging
Prepared
Not Enough Data
Not enough data currently available

Internet Readiness

Download (DL) and upload (UL) speeds and latency characteristics are given equal weights for each country and are normalized and ranked. The countries are then displayed on a green color-gradient scale.

The median of the network characteristics (DL, UL, and Latency) in a country is the point where half the network characteristics numbers are lower and half the numbers are higher. The average of a network characteristics (DL, UL, and Latency) displayed is the total of those individual network characteristics divided by the number of speed test records in that country. Large differences between the mean and the median typically represent a skew in the distribution of speeds to slower or faster broadband speeds.

Combinations of higher download speeds, upload speeds, and lower latency characteristics can also lead to a country being more ready for advanced applications. The weighted score rewards symmetric download, upload speeds and low latencies.

Internet Readiness Data View

See the speed and latency details of each region and the included countries in a tabular view.

Click on any region to see or hide the country details. You can also switch views between fixed and mobile networks.

Region Group  
Download (Mbps)
Upload (Mbps)
Latency (ms)
  Country/Region* Average** Median** Average** Median** Average** Median**

*Regional numbers are the weighted averages.

**These definitions are relevant to Download (DL), Upload (UL) and Latency metrics.
Average: The average of a network characteristics (DL, UL, and Latency) displayed is the sum of all individual network characteristics divided by the total number of speed test records in that country. The regional average is a weighted average—taking into account the network characteristics and the broadband penetration of countries within the region.
Median: The DL, UL, and Latency measured in a country, where half the numbers are lower and half the numbers are higher. The regional median is a weighted median—taking into account the network characteristics and the broadband penetration of countries within the region.

Internet Readiness Concurrency

Select any number of applications from the list below to see which country networks are able to deploy those applications with an optimum end-user experience. Countries in dark blue meet the network requirements for the selected applications (in terms download and upload speeds, and latency). Countries in light blue do not meet requirements for the selected applications. Average or mean country-level network characteristics are utilized and compared to the requirements of the selected applications.

Legend (Based on selections below)
Country Qualifies
Country Qualifies
Country Does Not Qualify
Country Does Not Qualify
Data Not Available
Not enough data currently available (Please modify your selection of applications below)
  • (Email, IM)
  • (Email, IM)
  • (Internet Telephony)

Enter only numerical values for all 3 fields and click apply to see how your application is qualified and where it can be supported.

Download Mbps Upload Mbps Latency ms

This application qualifies as Basic.

Download Speed: Up to 750 Kbps Upload Speed: Up to 250 Kbps Latency: Above 160 ms

This application qualifies as Intermediate.

Download Speed: 751-2,500 Kbps Upload Speed: 251-1,500 Kbps Latency: 159-100 ms

This application qualifies as Advanced.

Download Speed: Higher than 2,500 Kbps Upload Speed: Higher than 1,500 Kbps Latency: Less than 100 ms