We are excited to tell you that our checkpoint count just exploded from 168 worldwide monitoring locations to 179! This blast of monitoring power includes new countries and additional checkpoints in the US and France. We’ve added checkpoints in nine new countries for a total of 62 countries with Uptrends monitoring checkpoints. With over 200 million users in these nine countries, we look forward to them all getting a better Internet experience.
When you’re choosing your checkpoint locations, you need to pick monitoring sites as close to your user base as possible. If the checkpoint isn’t near your user base, you may introduce latency into your performance monitoring results. On the flip side, due to not having checkpoints near your customer base, your users may experience poor performance due to latency that you don’t capture in your monitoring results. To keep your synthetic monitoring as close to your true user experience as possible, we keep building our checkpoint network. Let’s take a look at these new host countries.
Internet users: 4,213,065
Once considered the Silicon Valley of Eastern Europe, Bulgarians enjoy having 33.5 Mbps download speeds over broadband ranking Bulgaria 20th fastest in the world in 2014.
Internet users: 1,196,521
Internet users: 43,329,434
Frequently when you think about Kenya, you think coffee and wildlife, but with 89% of the population connected to the Internet, maybe it’s time to think about performance too especially in the mobile sector. The introduction of M-PESA (Digital currency using mobile devices) has made mobile (especially Android based devices) a necessity, and it has changed the economy in Kenya.
Internet users: 1,663,739
Internet users: 44,608,065
With a population considered to be the 27th most connected country in the world, as of July 2016 Pakistan had over 30 million 3G and 4G users.
Internet users: 18,000,000
With the world’s oldest university, National University of San Marcos, Lima is in position to become an innovation and technology powerhouse due to huge investments in technology by the Peruvian government and growing outside interest.
Internet users: 5,885,816
Not only is Serbia the birthplace of Nikola Tesla, but it is reported that there are 130 mobile connections for every 100 people in Serbia. On a tastier note, Serbia produces 30% of the world’s raspberries (Yum!).
Internet users: 23,303,773
Internet users: 64,000,000
Vietnam has a fast growing software development industry with increases of 20-25% year after year since 2001.
We were already present in the US and France, but we’ve added the following new checkpoints:
- Charlotte, North Carolina (United States)
- Dallas, Texas (United States)
- Bordeaux (France)
We are excited to welcome all of these countries to our expanding list of checkpoints and host countries. Globalization continues as more developing nations become influencers in technology and Internet access expands bringing more users online. As the market grows, you can count on Uptrends to continue building new checkpoints. If you have ideas or suggestions about future checkpoints, let us know. Get a full list of our checkpoints and their IP addresses on our website, or download them using our API.