Cisco “ one of the very biggest and best-respected names in the world of networking equipment “ have released an iPhone network speed testing app.
It ‘s called Cisco Global Internet Speed Test (or GIST for short) “ and it lets you test your WiFi or cellular (3G or Edge) connection speeds.
There are other speed test apps for the iPhone that have been around for a while, but none with a name like Cisco attached to them “ so I was keen to give this new app a try.
I ‘ve been using Cisco GIST to periodically test both 3G and WiFi speeds since last night. It works well. It seems just a little bit slow on returning results, but I am going by memory of using other similar apps quite some time ago, so that may be a false impression. It ‘s not intolerably slow by any means.
The app will store your test results for you, so you can compare a current result to your past history.
It also shows you both your own High, Low, and Average speed on each test, as well as the ‘World ‘ results for each of those “ so you can see whether your phone is falling within normal ranges.
My overall (early) impression is this is a good, solid app. It doesn ‘t strike me as being miles better than others I ‘ve seen in this category “ but then again that Cisco name is probably going to carry it far regardless.
You can find Cisco GIST in the App Store now, and it ‘s a free app.