I am currently working on a new project which consists on the technical evaluation of the end user experience of a fiber optic internet subscribers.
To do this, we have a tool that has been developed in-house and we plan to use it to do this kind of measurement on customers’ premises. The measures to be taken are:
- Latency: Ping
- Streaming: 1 minute youtube video
- Download: 50MB file
- Upload: 50MB file
- DL/UL Bandwidth: 500MB file
- Send and receive mail via Gmail with a 1MB attachment
- Web Browsing: opening 4 web pages
To properly configure the measurement tool, we will have to enter parameters such as the size of the files to download, the server to ping, the URLs of the WEB pages and especially the Time-out for each type of measurement. This Time-out will allow us to identify the measurements which have exceeded the tolerable time limits for the execution of the measurements, and then the tool will return a “Timeout” state for those measurements.
My question: according to your experiences, what are the optimal values of Time-out for each type of measurement, knowing that these measurements will be made on a Data line based on Optical Fiber (Example: DL Bandwidth of 100Mbps).
Sorry for this long explanation but i want you to understand exactly the situation. Many thanks in avance.