Before you test just how fast your network connection is, remember that you are limited by the package by which you have purchased. Even if the equipment is capable of carrying higher speeds, you may be limited by your package.
You can get a very good estimate of your throughput capacity by flooding the link with traffic and measuring how long it takes to transfer the data.
· Fibre systems can be designed to provide "5 nines" availability.
· Properly designed systems are virtually unaffected by most external elements. Design engineering includes an availability statistic which states a given percentage uptime. Design goals are so-called "5 nines" or 99.999% availability which translates into a few minutes per month.
· Other than the effects of a cable cut, the only other variable is the equipment itself, which is no different than any other electronic device.
· The degree of latency is very low since Fibre transmission travels at light speed which makes this a perfect transmission for Voice communication.