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About the HYPERION system

HYPERION is an innovative and easy to use system for measuring the quality of broadband connections, available to all users.

Using the Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT), users are able to measure the following parameters of their wired connection: speed (throughput), Round Trip Time (RTT), jitter and packet loss.

The basic features of HYPERION:

  • A pioneering Web 2.0 application.
  • User-friendly.
  • Based on open measuring standards and platforms.
  • Guarantees accurate and reliable measurements.
  • Based on a technology-neutral, transparent methodology.
  • Monitored and improved on a permanent basis.

User registration

By registering to Hyperion, users can store their measurements and produce individual statistics. A user can link more than one connections to a single account, e.g. a home and a country house connection. It is then possible to see the measurement history per connection and export measurement details. The analysis of measurements from registered users also contributes to area statistics, which are anonymously shown on the measurements map

Measurements map

Measurement results from registered users, and statistics based on these measurements are projected on a map of Greece. The map is based on the Google Maps service.

User positions on the map are shown by using the Google Maps Geocoding API, based on the address provided by each user. In case automatic geolocation fails (e.g. due to an incomplete or erroneous address field), the user has the possibility to drag the pin to his/her exact location, either at registration or at any other time, through the account settings.

Registered users play a key role in establishing a complete overview of broadband connections in Greece, because their measurements are shown on the map and statistically processed. They are the ones who primarily contribute to developing the first digital map showing the qualitative features of the country’s broadband connections.

Nevertheless, a user is not required to register with the system in order to conduct a simple measurement (without keeping a record or projection on the map).

Additional possibilities for users

By observing and analyzing their measurement history, HYPERION users can:

  • Assess the qualitative features of their broadband connection for a specific period of time. They are also able to identify any variations in connection performance depending on the time of day (e.g. low speeds at peak times).
  • Compare performance between cable (Ethernet) and wireless connections (WiFi).

Useful Information

  1. Your measurements are only recorded and projected on the map once you have registered with the system. As registered users you have access to the records of your measurements and to statistical breakdowns.
  2. The use of a computer that can be directly connected by cable (Ethernet) to your broadband connection’s modem/router is recommended. Using a wireless network (WiFi) may restrict connection performance.
  3. Before starting to measure, ensure that your broadband connection is not being used by any other software, computer or other type of appliance in your local network (e.g. pay-TV decoders, security cameras, file sharing programs). Network traffic from other data transmission sources affects the measurement results.
  4. HYPERION uses the M-Lab measuring system, which automatically allocates each measurement to the nearest available server. When all the servers in the country are busy with other users’ connection measurements, it is possible that your measurement may be conducted by a server in another country.
More detailed information is available on the Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT) website.