Global Monitoring System end-to-end quality testing
The Global Monitoring System end-to-end (GMS E2E) testing measures the transmission times for international priority/airmail letter-post items.
GMS E2E provides designated operators with a simple, effective tool for measuring international quality of service.
The main characteristics of the testing are as follows:
- The tests are of "end-to-end" (test letters posted in letter boxes and delivered to test participants)
- The testing is of the "city-to-city" type; Participants are located in towns or regions with the most favourable delivery standards
- On links where participating designated operators so wish, the testing can be external (the testing work is carried out by people who do not belong to the designated operator)
- Data on posting and delivery are processed separately and are only merged by the independent body (the International Bureau)
- The testing is continuous (the test letters are posted continuously, five days a week)
- The testing is limited to standard-format letters
- On links where technical conditions permit, the testing may be diagnostic (using transponders to identify the passage of mail through offices of exchange, or possibly other mail processing points)
- The use of the Internet as a means of communication ensures low-cost testing and rapid communication of results
- The results are processed confidentially, unless the designated operators concerned agree to publish them to restricted target group or to the general public
Registering posted letters ("P" form)
Participants provisionally register posted items on this form.
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Registering received letters ("R" form)
Participants provisionally register received items on this form.
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