Network throttling in Mobile tests that run on the Backbone network

When a test is configured to use a Mobile script and run on the Backbone network, you can define the network speed the test will simulate. For example, to monitor how your website performs on a mobile device under different connection conditions, you can create tests that simulate typical 3G or 4G speeds.

The following list provides guidelines for simulating different network speeds:

  • 2G network

    • Download speed 250 kb/s
    • Upload speed 50 kb/s
    • Latency 300 ms
  • 3G network

    • Download speed 750 kb/s
    • Upload speed 250 kb/s
    • Latency 100 ms
  • 4G network

    • Download speed 4000 kb/s (4.0 Mb/s)
    • Upload speed 3000 kb/s (3.0 Mb/s)
    • Latency 20 ms
  • WiFi

    • Download speed 30000 kb/s (30 Mb/s)
    • Upload speed 15000 kb/s (15 Mb/s)
    • Latency 2 ms

When you configure a Mobile test to run on the Backbone network, the test uses the Backbone test settings. For more details of creating the test, see Adding tests.

You can't define the network speed when you first create the test. After it's provisioned, edit the test's advanced settings:

If necessary, click > Tests to display the Tests page.

Select the test to edit by doing one of the following:

  • Click a test name in the table. If you've just finished creating the test, it's listed at the top of the table.
  • Enter search criteria and click the search icon to open the test search window, which lists tests that match the criteria. Select the check box for the test and click Select.

Select the Advanced Settings tab to define the network speed.

In the Network throttling section, select Enabled.

Define the speed settings:

  • Download – The download speed in kilobytes per second.
  • Upload - The upload speed in kilobytes per second.
  • Latency - The latency in microseconds.

Make any other edits you need, then click Update and Finish to close the test editing page.