Bandwidth Measurement

  • US 20100146107A1
  • Filed: 10/12/2009
  • Published: 06/10/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/10/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for measuring bandwidth, the method comprising:

  • requesting a series of files for delivery to a client device, wherein the size of the series of file is known and the request takes place without user intervention;

    measuring the time for the series of files to be received from a server at the client device;

    calculating actual bandwidth availability based on the size of the series of files divided by the time to receive the series of files at the client device;

    requesting a piece of content, wherein the request for the piece of content is made from the client device and accompanied by information concerning actual bandwidth availability; and

    receiving the piece of content from a server hosting the content.

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