How’s your latency doing these days? Here’s how it compared for a sample set of Bengaluru’s mobile users across three of its largest operators:
Don’t know what your latency is? Don’t worry, most people don’t. Because they’ve been used to measuring and comparing download speeds, the time taken to download a unit chunk of data, for years. Download speeds depend on the bandwidth (or bitrate) of the channel.
But there’s also latency—how fast data travels over the channel—which is crucial for real-time responding, such as VoIP calls, online gaming, rideshare booking, online stock trading, etc.