Apps: Broadband speed checkers

An appropriately quick rundown of three of the best Internet speedchecker apps out there

Ofcom Mobile and Broadband Checker

The telecoms watchdog’s app will test broadband and mobile 3G and 4G. It also gives unbiased advice on the speed and mobile reception you should be getting.


Speedtest by Ookla

Ookla claims to have conducted 17bn-plus speed checks so far. Compare speeds with nearby users and run a “ping” test to measure server reaction time — vital for online gamers.


Speedcheck Internet Speed Test

Speeds can vary with local demand, time of day and your devices. Create an account with this app and it will save every speed test you run from PC, phone or tablet.