Skype for Business Online Network Assessment Tool

Todd Sweetser


Good day cloud partners! Came across this new tool to assist with scoping out network performance with Skype for Business Online. Between the built in Voice over IP as well as the PSTN Calling functionalities it can sometimes be important to be confident in the network’s capability to handle the traffic.


The Skype for Business Network Assessment Tool provides the ability to perform a simple test of network performance to determine how well the network would perform for a Skype for Business Online call. The tool tests the connection to Microsoft Network Edge by streaming a set of packets to the nearest edge site and back for approximately 20s for a configured number of iterations. The tool reports:

  • Packet loss
  • Jitter
  • Round-trip latency
  • Reorder packet percentage

The tool uses the same real time media technology as a Skype for Business Online client.

The results from using this tool can be used as part of a network assessment to determine if a network connection meets the targets. 

See this page for further info regarding Media Quality and Network Connectivity Performance in Skype for Business Online