About InternetSpeedTest.co.nz

InternetSpeedTest.co.nz is a free service operated by glimp.co.nz which helps you test your broadband speed and discover what download and upload speeds you are really receiving from your broadband provider.

glimp.co.nz has helped thousands of New Zealanders find the best broadband deals since 2016. The glimp.co.nz broadband comparison and switching service is designed to help you save time and money by finding you the best broadband deal from the right provider at the best price.

At InternetSpeedTest.co.nz, we use Ookla speed test technology to test your broadbadn speed. Ookla is recognised as a world leader in the field of broadband speed testing and has conducted billions of tests worldwide.

Why should I check my broadband speed?

When it comes to broadband speed, the speed that you get can vary significantly from the speeds advertised by broadband providers.
There can be a number of reasons for a slow broadband connection including distance from the exchange, older wiring and network congestion. That's why we recommend checking your broadband connection speed. It is the first step towards achieving faster broadband.

Understanding your results

The result for your download speed shows the speed at which you can receive content from the Internet. The higher your results for your speed, the quicker you can download a stuff from the internet or watch your favourite movie.

Download and upload speeds are measured in Megabits per second (Mbps).

Your upload speed result shows the speed at which you can send content to the Internet.

This could be pictures to Facebook, emails to friends or videos to Youtube. Upload speeds are generally much slower than download speeds because most of us download more than we upload. As a result, broadband providers prioritise this and give us a faster download speed.