▷ Telekom, Magenta and Swisscom win the mobile network test / connect and umlaut …

30.11.2021 – 00:05


Munich (ots)

The winners of the mobile network test have been determined: Deutsche Telekom takes first place in Germany, Magenta in Austria, Swisscom in Switzerland. That is the result of the renowned mobile network test that the telecommunications magazine connect, together with the global infrastructure and benchmarking specialist umlaut, part of Accenture, has been carrying out for over 15 years. Once again, the partners went to great lengths to determine which network operators in Germany, Austria and Switzerland were ahead of the curve using objective and customer-oriented test procedures.

Telekom wins mobile network test in Germany

Deutsche Telekom achieved the overall victory in Germany with 944 points and the grade “very good” with a clear gap to the field of pursuers. This means that the provider has won for the eleventh time in a row and was able to improve on the previous year in the data and crowd categories. Telekom is also ahead of the curve when it comes to the 5G expansion. Vodafone achieved its strongest result so far with 913 points and the grade “very good”. Compared to the previous year, it improved by 37 points and thus achieved the largest increase among the providers – especially in the data and crowd categories. Once again, Telefónica has made a big leap forward compared to the previous year and is coming much closer to the competition. With 874 points and the grade “very good”, this provider also achieved its best result to date. O2 has achieved growth in the language and crowd disciplines, but the picture is mixed in the data tests: significant increases in cities, but a lot of catching up to do in rural areas. This also applies to the 5G expansion, which is already exemplary in major cities.

Magenta wins mobile network test in Austria

For the fourth time in a row, Magenta achieved overall victory in Austria. The provider achieved 960 points, making it the only one in the Alpine region to be rated “outstanding”. The test winner is ahead in all three test disciplines. A1 Telekom follows with 942 points and receives the grade “very good” – only eight points away from the grade “outstanding”. In the 5G expansion in the area, A1 is currently ahead of the game despite strong competitors. Drei also received the grade “very good” with 886 points – which again means a very good third place this time. In crowdsourcing, Drei is just behind the overall winner Magenta and comes in second in the category. Compared to the previous year, the Hutchison brand was largely able to maintain its level of performance.

Swisscom wins mobile network test in Switzerland

With 976 points and again the grade “outstanding”, Swisscom managed to take the lead for the fourth time in a row – with an improvement of 16 points compared to the previous year. Compared to the strong and also “outstanding” competitor Sunrise, Swisscom succeeded this time in gaining a lead in all three assessment categories. Swisscom is also at the forefront of the 5G expansion in Switzerland. Sunrise receives 966 points and is ten points behind the test winner. When it comes to the combination of 5G expansion and 5G data rates, Sunrise is great. Salt achieved a total of 930 points with essentially comparable performance as in the previous year and again the grade “very good”. In all three test disciplines, Salt is behind the two larger competitors, but at a high level in each case. The 5G expansion shows significant progress compared to the previous year – and where there is already 5G from Salt, also high performance.

Hannes Rügheimer, connect author, sums up: “Despite the stormy times, the ranking remains stable again – for the fourth year in a row. This primarily shows that all providers are making equal efforts to improve themselves. Without constant work on the network infrastructure It would not even be possible to simply maintain the level of performance from the previous year. Even the extensive shutdown of the previous 3G networks last year did not have any major negative effects on cell phone coverage. ”

Dirk Waasen, Publishing Director WEKA MEDIA PUBLISHING and connect publisher, says: “We carried out our mobile network test for the 28th time this year and are pleased that, thanks to the combination of high-precision test values ​​and user-based data, it is the de facto industry standard for network test quality is. Every year it is exciting to see how the network operators have developed. ”

Hakan Ekmen, CEO Telecommunication at umlaut, adds: “Despite stricter test requirements, we see clear increases with all providers. The network operators who have been able to improve so significantly deserve our congratulations as well as the test winners – who again impress with their absolute performance. The important one 5G expansion shows the improvements particularly clearly. It is good for the network operators, but above all for their customers, that in this respect each of the tested providers has really made big steps forward compared to the previous year. ”

The telephony and data measurements were carried out using drive tests in large and small towns and on connecting roads. These were supplemented by walk tests in zones with high levels of public traffic such as train station halls, airport terminals, cafes, museums and public transport. The walk tests also included journeys on long-distance rail routes. The measurements in Germany took place from October 22, 2021 to November 4, 2021, in Austria from October 9, 2021 to October 18, 2021 and in Switzerland from October 21, 2021 to October 30, 2021. In Germany, the drive tests took place in 22 large and 25 small towns, and the walk tests in eleven towns. Around 14.8 million inhabitants were covered, which corresponds to around 17.8 percent of the German population. The drive tests covered approx. 13,196 kilometers. In Austria, the testers drove through nine large and 15 small towns and covered around 5,580 kilometers. There were also walk tests in six cities. A total of around 3.2 million inhabitants, around 35.8 percent of the population, were covered. The drive tests in Switzerland took place in 29 large and 21 small towns, the walk tests took place in eight towns. The test route in Switzerland was around 6,400 kilometers long, the measurement campaign covered around 2.3 million inhabitants – this corresponds to 26.3 percent of the population.

For the crowdsourcing analyzes, around 1.7 billion individual measured values ​​were analyzed in Germany from mid-May to the end of October 2021. This takes into account 99.8 percent of the population. For Austria, umlaut evaluated around 262 million samples, which also corresponds to 99.8 percent of the population. The numbers for Switzerland: Around 260 million samples correspond to coverage of 99.9 percent of the Swiss population. The results of the crowdsourcing analyzes make up 25 percent of the overall rating.

Press material to download: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JkZ4cz9XCYC4taUE6SxCd46COj6wqUXV?usp=sharing

Cellular network test: www.connect.de/netztest

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