The maximum internet speed reserved via mobile internet rarely reaches mobile devices, but that’s not really a problem.
For the fourth time, the Federal Network Agency has published its annual report on broadband measurement. And once again, it becomes clear that the theoretically available speed of a mobile phone contract is often just a theory for most customers. Compared to previous years, the level had deteriorated somewhat. For mobile phone users, the drama remains within bounds, end customers often rate their mobile phone providers with grades 1-3 from the school. High top speed is not necessarily important.
“End customers again highly rated suppliers with ratings from 1 to 3 (74.3%; 2017/2018: 74.7%). The fact that the proportion determined in the broadband measurement was again at a low level suggests that users of mobile broadband connections tend to rate the mobility and available performance instead of reaching the promised data transmission rate ” .
Only 15% receive at least half of the contractually agreed maximum transmission rate
“Across all bandwidth classes and providers, 14.9% of users (2017/2018: 16.1%) downloaded at least half of the maximum estimated data transfer rate contractually agreed upon; It was fully achieved or exceeded in 1.5% of users, although the proportion has not changed with respect to the previous year ”.
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