In this post, I will compare Internet speed tests for three different Internet broadband connections I’ve had the opportunity to use in Thailand. If you are going to be in Thailand, hopefully this comparison will help you to make a decision on which Internet broadband provider to choose. Of the three services tested, one utilizes a mobile wireless system that uses GSM Edge to connect to the Internet. The other two are standard ADSL services from competing companies in Thailand. All of the tests were performed using the same laptop, at approximately the same time of day. Tests were performed withing 5 KM of each other in Chiang Rai Thailand.
In my last post, I talked about my wireless provider in Thailand, AIS.Â AIS has a very good blanket of 2G Edge across the country…and even over the boarder into Burma, Laos and Cambodia from my experience.Â I’ve used the data plan for checking email and light browsing.Â I also have used it to upload photos to Flickr, Twitter posts, Facebook posts and a few other “light use” apps.Â So far it’s been decent for this type of work but I wouldn’t want to do much more than this.
This week is the start of Cisco’s largest IT and communications conference called CiscoLive!. This used to be known as Cisco Networkers but the name changed a few years back. The conference is where network engineers from all over the world gather in Las Vegas Nevada(this year) to receive training from Cisco as well as to talk to other engineers about news, trends and technology.Â If you’ve never attended, it truly is an experience.Â This year, Cisco is touting the “virtual” experience.Â My vote is to always go in person.Â After all, it is VEGAS!Â One bonus this year is that you get to experience the excitement that is the 2010 World Cup in any of the dozens of sports books within walking distance of the Las Vegas Convention Center.Â I remember placing a few wagers back in 2006 myself.Â Remember, you can’t be a network geek 100% of the time…can you?!