Lower Latency and Higher Speed
PrivateVPN, one of the fastest VPN service providers, designed its global network to offer our users the fastest VPN speeds possible. Whether you’re in North America, Europe or Asia, we strive to provide ultra high-speed server connections — with lower latency and higher speeds — for all your devices. Everyone wants a fast Internet connection so they can enjoy downloading, uploading and streaming at speeds never before thought possible!
- What is Latency?
Latency, measured in milliseconds, is the time it takes for a packet of data to get from your computer, smartphone or tablet to your VPN server location. A server that is located farther from your actual location will generally have a higher latency than those located nearby. For a faster Internet connection, you want a lower latency.
- What is Download Speed?
This factor is measured in kilobits per second (kbps). As you might expect, a higher download speed — or rate of data transfer — means a superior connection. The higher the speed, the better the quality of your streaming video and audio.
HQN for High Speed
HQN stands for High Quality Network. High Quality Network is the Internet capacity we purchase directly from the IP transit provider. Many VPN providers purchase Internet capacity from a hosting company (and we do this, too, to some degree) and, in turn, purchase Internet capacity from a larger IP transit provider. This often results in higher latency, multiple routing hops, and in some cases, lowered speeds.
At PrivateVPN, we aim to purchase Internet capacity directly from the IP transit provider, meaning that we skip intermediaries in the form of hosting companies — allowing us to offer the best quality to our customers. To locate our HQN servers and get the fastest connection speeds possible, please click here