What is ping?
Latency, also known as ping, refers to the reaction time of your connection. It is the amount of time it takes for your device to receive a response after sending out a request. A low latency, or fast ping, indicates a more responsive connection, which can be especially important in applications where timing is critical, such as video games. Latency is typically measured in milliseconds (ms)
Is my ping good or bad?
When checking the ping result on your speed test, or ping test, you can use the below information as a general rule of thumb when working out whether latency is the cause of any of your issues. High latency can cause problems in various scenarios, whether you are making a video call at work or gaming at home.
Because of the delay in passing data to/from the server you are connecting to, this can result in issues such as lag or buffering, which may appear as though your call or game is stuttering and can be very frustrating.
Here's a general idea of how different ping speeds can affect your experience:
0-59 ms - You'll probably have no issues and a smooth connection, even over video calls.
60-129 ms - This is a reasonable ping and shouldn't impact your experience too much.
130-199 ms - You may start to notice some lag or delays.
200+ ms - This is a high ping and you may have trouble with connectivity, impacting your experience during video calls or games etc.