Effective connection type (ECT) refers to the measured network performance, returning a cellular connection type, like 3G, even if the actual connection is tethered broadband or Wi-Fi, based on the time between the browser requesting a page and effective type of the connection.
The values of '
3g', and '
4g' are determined using observed round-trip times and downlink values.
|The network is suited for small transfers only such as text-only pages.
|The network is suited for transfers of small images.
|The network is suited for transfers of large assets such as high resolution images, audio, and SD video.
|The network is suited for HD video, real-time video, etc.