Ookla Speedtest

During an investigation into the properties of the Ookla Speedtest, the following was found in 2022:


With a clean browser on a wired Linux desktop the following download speeds and times it takes to display the final download speed are measured. The results are:

  1. 76.03 Mbps (38 seconds)
  2. 76.07 Mbps (38 seconds)
  3. 76.17 Mbps (40 seconds)
  4. 76.27 Mbps (39 seconds)
  5. 76.32 Mbps (38 seconds)

Accuracy and consistency

Based on the measurements above the median is 76.17 Mbps and the standard deviation is 0.12.

Note that the standard deviation is larger than the significant number. Based on the standard deviaton the result should be presented as 76 * 10^0 Mbps.

Free to use

This speed test is free to use. The following ads are shown:

  1. T-Mobile
  2. Barcelona School of Economics

Hence this speed earns 0 points.

Easy to use

This speed test works fine in:

  1. Edge on Windows
  2. Chrome on Windows
  3. Chrome on Android
  4. Safari on iOS
  5. Firefox on Linux

According to Google (Gone) and Bing this speed test is mobile friendly.

The Tingtun Page Checker found the following barriers:

  1. Use alt on img elements [1.1.1] (3)
  2. Provide descriptive headings [2.4.6] (1)
  3. Submit forms without submit buttons [3.2.2] (1)
  4. Use HTML form controls and links [4.1.2] (8)
  5. Accessible name for image links [4.1.2] (1)
  6. Use the title for frame and iframe elements [4.1.2] (8)

Hence this speed test earns 0 points.

When you use this speed test for the first time 1 click is needed to start the test. A restart of the speed test requires 1 click. Hence this speed test earns 2 points.

Privacy friendly

This speed test requires the following cookies:

  1. stnetsid
  2. st4-sid
  3. euIPAddressNotice

Hence this speed test earns 0 points.


This speed test gives the following information:

  1. a graph of the download speed
  2. the upload speed
  3. a graph of the upload speed
  4. ping / latency / jitter

Hence this speed test earns 4 points.


The average of the measured time to complete the test is 39 seconds.

Other findings

An analysis of this webpage with ZOMDir's Page Inspector yielded the following findings:

  1. There are one or more findings regarding the headings
  2. There are no email addresses available

Overall score

Based on the above findings the Ookla Speedtest has earned 4 points. Because this test is to slow it isn't compared with other tests.