For the fourth Time, the German Federal network Agency has now published detailed results of their wide-band measurement. The devastating balance sheet to the Supervisory authority: “all bandwidth classes and providers is not reaching customers often is the maximum speed that was promised to you,” says Jochen Homann, President of the Federal network Agency. “Compared with previous years, a few changes again. Thus, the need for action in the case of the broadband providers still exists.“

The Federal network Agency has differences in the measurement between the fixed network and mobile communications. In the fixed network user is received over all of the bandwidths and providers across the 70,1 percent of the users of at least one-half of the contractually agreed maximum data transmission rate. If you expect that you will be supplied the bandwidth you have ordered, also, so you would be disappointed. Because only 16.4 percent of the users have reached this bandwidth is full or exceeded. In the previous study, there were only 12 per cent.

Quick connections> in percentage terms, very slowly,

A glance at the report shows that traditional VDSL connections have deteriorated with 25 to 50 Mbit/s. That high-speed lines, which are often implemented using glass fibers, but also to cable connections, identifying problems, the Federal network Agency but not necessarily to the provider. The measurements were carried out by the customer. For example, energy-saving settings on the Router or technical limitations of the network cards can lead to only the data transfer rates were measured from 100 Mbit/s, although more would have been there.

the home networking especially in the case of Gigabit ports can be a Problem, we had discussed recently.

mobile networks are practically slower

The overall level was in the case of mobile broadband connections is significantly below the fixed lines. But also with the type of network and establish. Mobile providers advertise are almost always with the technically maximum possible transmission speed in the network. This share, however, all customers who make use of the antenna, whereby the actual speed is generally lower than advertised.

The measurements of the authority, revealed that 14.9 percent of the users get half or more of the agreed maximum speed. Just 1.5 percent of users have achieved these posted data rates full. This was fully achieved or exceeded, with the share in comparison to the previous year has not changed.

The report covers the period from 1. October 2018 to 30. September, 2019. Overall, for stationary broadband connections 829.426 and mobile broadband connections 527.558 valid measurements were considered.

This article was written by Thorsten Neuhetzki

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