Thanks for your comment on my blog post. The connection speeds would be useful for optimizing video compression settings (bitrate), and image usage to ensure smooth page load by site viewers. While most site visitors today have at least 1MBPS connections in urban areas mobile bandwidth is still a bit of a guessing game. It would be helpful to know what percentage of SiteCatalyst visitors are using mobile connection speeds greater than 500kbps, how many in the 300-400kbps range and how many fall below that threshold. This information is very valuable for mobile video as not everyone has access to streaming media servers using adaptive bitrate.
As an aside, Omniture might consider creating a mobile app like CBS' CheckTubes iPhone app. I've been using it to check my mobile connection speeds as I travel to try and get a better sense for what iPhone users can expect.
As another aside, are you in Omniture's Provo offices? If so, perhaps we could discuss in person. I'd be happy to give you more info on how we plan to use NetAverages.
Thank you on you post for the service. I would be interested to meet with you and hear more about how you use the service. Feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set something up.
SiteCatalyst NetAverages Product Manager