The Best Cell Phone Network for Data and Internet in Germany

With 60 percent of data results included in rating of the cellular network test 2017. Which provider delivers the best performance?

  1. The best cell phone network for data and Internet in Germany
  2. Cellular network test 2017: Data transmission in car and train

The King discipline in the connect-network test is the data communication. Not only have the results here obtained 60 percent share in the overall standings. The test course to covers of the candidates includes a large number of practical applications: as the Smartphones regularly retrieve the most popular according to the recognized Alexa ranking live Web pages, also the “Kepler site” called, static “ETSI reference page”. We check the speed and reliability of data transfers with downloads of 3 MB and uploads by 1-megabyte test files, as well as with measurements, what amount of data transfers moves in ten seconds over the net.

In addition to download videos from YouTube. Since the popular video portal no longer distinguishes between HD and SD videos, but the transmission bandwidth dynamically adjusts the video resolution, we studied here in addition to success rate and time to start playback, too, ran what percentage of video games without interruption and what average screen resolution or number of lines showed the videos.

All these points proved P3 two test cars in the drive tests, as well as the walking test team on foot. In Germany data measurements were performed with the LTE cat. 6-phone Samsung Galaxy touch 4.

Very strong Telecom

In large cities showed similar results in the language category: also here results in a very strong Telekom, Vodafone follows with strong values on the foot, beaten off, O2 lands three on space. Single analyses show that is Vodafone in comparison to the? Last year in the discipline of data significantly – improved what the Düsseldorf provider part can compensate for its lag in the said competition. Vodafone achieved particularly good results in retrieval of YouTube videos where parity the Duesseldorf to the part with the Telekom. However, is it enough for Vodafone in the discipline of data for a partial victory. This is explained less pronounced at the uploads and downloads of files through a backlog compared to the Bonn Primus when retrieving Web pages, as well as something.

At O2, these deficits fail but even more clearly. 98.5 percent, succeed in the inner-city walking tests in the telecom network, for example, 99.3 percent of the views of live Web sites, and Vodafone down this value in the network of Telefonica to 91.3 percent. Walking in large cities, thus almost each tenth websites call fails in the O2 network – be felt in everyday life.

Also looking at metrics such as the success rates and average speeds of file downloads delivers the Metropolitan drive and walk tests this year typi– c image: Deutsche Telekom is ahead, not too far behind that Vodafone and O2 clear on the last rank. So, file downloads according to the results of our tests of walking in the telecom network in 90 percent of cases run Telekom with a data rate of more than 13578 kbit / s, with Vodafone at more than 6801 kbit/s and O2 only with at least 1568 Kbps – and thus the latter candidates with not much more than a tenth of the speed of the test winner.

Drive tests in small towns

The drive tests in small towns provide no different result: Telekom achieved the best readings here, Vodafone follows with substantial, but not huge distance – and Telefonica ends up again in last place. As with the inner-city drive tests, success rates in Web pages are retrieve via the O2 network though worse than the leading duo, but better than in the walking test. The same applies for downloads and uploads.

Vodafone is presented also in small towns as a YouTube star and delivers in this discipline top results that Telecom are on a level with the winner. Both operators seem to have a very powerful “peering” with the play off network (content delivery network) from Google’s video platform.

The overall poor showing of O2 can be explained in part by the currently running in high gear merger with the former E-plus network and the accompanying distortions. While O2 in the discipline of language could at least improve, the network test for this provider shows a stagnation in the data category.

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Modern cars need online connections. What is the power supply on German roads?

Roughly 6600 kilometres travelled the two test vehicles of P3 for the network test 2016 on German roads – in addition to have the approximately 5500 kilometers which is driving each car by larger and smaller cities. Purpose of the exercise: a closer look on how it is ordered to the quality and performance of the networks on this type of road.

On roads clear precedence

Layers of Telecom and Vodafone in the language tests on roads still nearly neck and neck, their distance in the discipline of data is already clear. Especially with the success rates of Web page views, downloads and uploads, clearly has the Telecom front nose and keeps the competitors at a distance from Düsseldorf. Still, this is a duel at a high level, when one considers the distance to O2. As already in large and small cities lose Telefonica on the roads-valuable rating points and falls back further behind the leading duo.

The results of the tests in this discipline clearly: who is assigned to drive a car on a stable data connection – it is to navigate, communicate or mobile entertainment-, currently not passes the Telecom or Vodafone.

Data in the car

Approximately 33 hours train ride in 15 different ICE trains graduated from the test team. And the measurements focused not only on the DB’s flagship ICE, but took into account also regional train connections.

The results of the tests in German trains are likely to after reading the previous sub – disciplines hardly surprise: also in the railway made Deutsche Telekom the best services, Vodafone lands marked on a good second place and O2 last.

In particular the subtotals on train tracks a look beyond the borders – and the comparison with the same tests in Austria and Switzerland – can make for just jealous German rail customers. The two Alpine countries are in this Division with substantial distance front – and even the Telecom best rated car measurements in Germany approaches to lengths not to the results of the Austrian and Swiss network operators. Although the Deutsche Bahn in cooperation has started an expansion initiative with German mobile operators recently especially in their ICE trains – but she hardly reflected in the network test 2016.

Much room for improvement

In detail looking similar even on the roads is on the train: layers of Telecom and Vodafone on voice calls on the train still largely tied, is the distance the data more clearly. Telekom provides the best test results here – quite Improvement level -, Vodafone ends up in the midfield and O2 marked the bottom. Success rates in Web surfing by about 85 per cent of Telekom, about 77 percent at Vodafone or O2 about 63 per cent speak a clear language: in the Internet on the train there is in Germany to do much.