I pay Orange quite a lot of money every month to have a decent Internet connection. Theoretically, I am supposed to have a 1Mbit/s downlink and a 256kbit/s uplink. In other words, I am supposed to be able to download at a rate which is four times more than the upload rate.
Right now, this is what I am currently getting when trying to download and upload something on a server in Paris, France:
I am getting 0.13 Mbit/s (133 kbit/s, which is 7.7 slower than what I am paying for…) while getting an optimal upload speed of 256kbit/s.
With a server in the middle of the Silicon Valley, I currently get:
For both servers in France and the USA, the upload speed is greater than the download speed I can get. So, for the first time in my life, let me ironically proclaim:
Uploads are quicker than downloads in Mauritius right now thanks to Orange. I’m sure this is the only country on the planet where we have this kind of situation. Hurray!