June 29, 2011 08:00 ET

Ookla Launches International Versions of; Continues to Demonstrate Strong Global Growth

The World's Most Popular Broadband Speed Test Now Available in Ten Languages; 30 out of 40 Million Monthly Tests Performed Outside U.S.

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jun 29, 2011) - Ookla™ (, the global leader in broadband network diagnostic applications, today announced that has been translated into nine new languages. Beginning today, users can access in German, Indonesian, Russian, Italian, Swedish, Spanish, Polish, French, Portuguese and English. Additionally, an updated version of the mobile application for iOS in French is now available in the App Store, with additional language versions coming soon.

While the company has translated its licensed products into more than 30 different languages, this marks the first translations for the free and globally popular utility, Ookla selected the initial languages based on the inherent and growing demand around the world. In the past twelve months, nearly all countries have seen broadband speed testing growth in excess of 60 percent, many outpacing the United States, and together totaling more than 350 million speed tests performed internationally. As has become the first and only destination for quick and accurate broadband performance testing around the world, three out of four tests performed are now from a country other than the United States.

"One of our goals at Ookla is to enable users to test for any broadband speed, on any Internet connected device, anywhere in the world, at any time. In an effort to meet this goal, and the needs of our users worldwide, we're not only making it easier for users to test by using their native language, but we're also continuously evolving our applications and technology to stay ahead of broadband performance testing demand around the world," said Mike Apgar, co-founder and managing partner of Ookla. "We hope these efforts will empower broadband users, and that our pervasiveness, neutrality and industry-leading technology will have a positive influence on the availability, cost, performance and capabilities of global Internet connectivity."

Each month, Mobile is installed on more than one million new mobile devices worldwide, with 61 percent of mobile tests conducted outside the United States. Ookla is constantly expanding its global infrastructure, with 660 of the 880 active servers currently located outside the U.S. and growing, as demand from international ISPs to purchase Ookla's licensed solutions rises faster than domestic ISPs. Additionally, as part of Ookla's international expansion efforts, the company has kept its technology on pace with even the fastest global broadband connections, establishing as the de facto standard for measuring LTE mobile networks and creating a next-generation testing engine to measure speeds beyond a gigabit, a capability that was recently demonstrated with Comcast at The Cable Show in June 2011.

To view in the newly translated languages, please visit To download the latest iOS app, with French translations, visit the App Store.

About Ookla
Ookla is the global leader in broadband speed testing and web-based network diagnostic applications. The company's test engines and methodologies set the broadband industry's standards for popularity, ease of use and the subsequent development of relevant statistical data. Through application development and licensing, Ookla services almost every Internet Service Provider in the world, and its solutions have been translated into 32 languages for use by thousands of small businesses and Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, Nokia, Reuters, Speakeasy, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and Vonage. More than two million tests a day are completed with Ookla's numerous free diagnostic tools including Founded by Internet and telecommunications veterans in 2006, Ookla has offices in Seattle, WA and Kalispell, MT. For more information, please visit or follow the company on Twitter @TeamOokla and Facebook.

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