March 9, 2011, 2:55 PM

QVC and HP lead February availability testing and placed first in high broadband availability tests, says Gomez.

Jon Love

Associate Editor, Research

Lead Photo and placed first in high broadband availability tests among large retailers in February, says Gomez, the web performance division of Compuware Corp. Last month, online shoppers using Internet Explorer could access 100% of the time; the site posted a 99.91% Firefox availability rate. averaged 99.99% availability in Firefox testing last month and 99.97% in Internet Explorer tests. tied with a 100% Internet Explorer availability score, but finished with a lower Firefox score (99.84%). and tied for third in Internet Explorer tests with an average availability of 99.99%. tied for first in Firefox testing with 99.99%, but posted only 99.43% in Internet Explorer tests. In other Firefox testing, (99.97%) came in third, while, and posted identical 99.96% availability scores.

The average Internet Explorer availability for the 21 retailers measured in February was 99.54%, Gomez says. The average Firefox availability for the same group of retailers last month was 99.69%.


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