Tech & Innovation

SamKnows launches exclusive public Irish broadband measurement campaign

By Business & Finance
25 April 2014

SamKnows, the global leader in broadband measurement, today announced the launch of its new campaign in Ireland. Consumers are invited to sign up for free and become part of the SamKnows broadband revolution by helping improve Ireland’s, and the world’s, broadband performance.

SamKnows is searching for members of the public that want to influence how their country’s broadband is delivered. By measuring their broadband performance with SamKnows’ free hardware, they can help shape the overall broadband market.

Alex Salter, CEO at SamKnows said: “We are very excited to be expanding our global broadband measurement programme to Ireland. Those taking part will join an exclusive group around the world changing the world’s broadband. The data our chosen consumers supply provides a clearer understanding of the broadband available to them, as well as ensuring the country’s Internet Service Providers can change for the better.”

SamKnows is regulator approved, completely independent and since 2008, has been providing governments, academics and the public open and transparent data resources for the improvement of national internet infrastructure. Its expertise has been utilised by the USA Federal Communications Commission (FCC), European Commission, Singapore IDA, UK and Brazil governments, and other regulators/governmental organisations.

The public-driven campaign measures every aspect of internet performance, which will then be used to create an accurate picture and detailed report of the country’s internet landscape.

Those interested in helping change Ireland’s broadband are encouraged to sign up to the exclusive programme. Once chosen, SamKnows provides its easy-to-setup hardware free of charge, which immediately begins collecting data anonymously, securely and without any impact on performance.

Alongside the free hardware (a custom-built SamKnows Whitebox), participants are sent monthly progress updates and given access to an online portal that displays their individual metrics in real time.