A year ago, people refused to believe Xavier Niel's Salt was selling 10 gig for US$53 in Switzerland. In August, I reported Huawei can bring 10G prices within US$5 of GPON prices. 

10 gig is now planned at Bell Canada, in Korea and I believe parts of China, and by smaller carriers in England and the U.S. The cost is so low I expect to see it many more places. 

Ookla, developers of the popular speedtest.net, brought their new 10 gigabit test software to the Mobile Web Conference. There is no mobile offering that can confirm the speed. Instead, they brought two Mac Minis and hardwired them. 

Samsung claimed 5G will go 40 gigabits. Others suggest 60 gigabits or more. Those are politicians' truths.  

The fastest 5G delivered in the field is Verizon's close to a gigabit. That may go to a real 2-3 gigabits in the future, if customers are found.

Most 5G will be 100-450 megabits down, much less up.

There's the pr.

Internet speeds keep getting faster and faster and Speedtest is ready to measure the fastest speed available — the 10 Gbps connection

Most of us don’t need a 10 Gbps test, yet…

Ten gigabits per second is 10 times faster than the gigabit connection your techie friend has been bragging about. For most of us, a connection this fast is overkill (right now), as you can watch a 4K Ultra streaming movie with just 25 Mbps. But there are some ISPs around the globe that are already offering 10 Gbps service.

10 Gbps opens the doors

People who upload and download huge files will love 10 Gbps. Whether you’re uploading large videos to share with clients, downloading 100 videos in the final seconds before leaving for your trip, waiting on huge game patches, or hosting the world’s largest LAN party at your house, 10 Gbps will change your life.

Having a 10 Gbps Speedtest means that organizers of huge events like Mobile World Congress (MWC) can use Speedtest to ensure that their infrastructure is fast enough to serve thousands of attendees.

Achieving a 10 Gbps Speedtest result

To get a 10 Gbps Speedtest result, you need a connection that fast and devices that are capable of handling those speeds. We tested between two Mac Minis with 9000 byte jumbo frames.

Web browsers max out around 3 Gbps, so we used our our desktop app. The test is data- intensive — our multi-thread test used over 17 GB to measure the download speed and nearly 13 GB to measure upload. We have many servers that can handle tests this large, so if you are trying to replicate our result and think your test is being limited by the server you’re using, try another.

Again, this is what a 10 Gbps Speedtest result looks like:

You’ll note that the test doesn’t quite hit 10 Gbps. This is because any connection is subject to overhead. So a 1 Gbps payload usually loses 6-9% to overhead and a 10 Gbps connection loses about the same percentage.