Toward standardized internet speed measurements for end users: current technical constraints

@article{Atxutegi2016TowardSI,
  title={Toward standardized internet speed measurements for end users: current technical constraints},
  author={Eneko Atxutegi and Fidel Liberal and Eduardo Saiz and Eva Ibarrola},
  journal={IEEE Communications Magazine},
  year={2016},
  volume={54},
  pages={50-57}
}
Many years of research have been dedicated toward the definition of sophisticated quality of service (QoS) measurement tools and methods. Nonetheless, the results given to end users by most commonly used online speed measurement tools are still far from being accurate. Among other factors, the reliability of the measurement methods is affected by different static and dynamic constraints of involved network nodes and TCP/IP implementations. The clarification of such uncertainties will help… 

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