Telecom watchdog releases real internet download speeds provided by operators in the first nine months

Newsroom 15/10/2015 | 16:40

In the first 9 months of this year, telecom operator Orange Romania offered real average download speeds of  27.83 Mbps indoors and 39.21 Mbps outdoors, RCS & RDS had speeds of 2.62 Mbps indoors and 2.85 Mbps outdoors, Telekom Romania Mobile Communications offered 10.25 Mbps indoors and 13.45 Mbps outdoors and Vodafone Romania provided 15.78 Mbps indoors and 26.77 Mbps outdoors, according to the Netograf.ro, the application for testing and monitoring the quality of the internet service, set up by telecom watchdog ANCOM.

The top 5 providers of fixed internet services offered in the first 9 months of the year the following real average download speeds: Digital Cable Systems – 47.42 Mbps via cable and 26.25 Mbps wireless, Nextgen Communications – 63.57 Mbps via cable and 35.53 Mbps wireless, RCS & RDS – 98.95 Mbps via cable and 43.48 Mbps wireless, Telekom Romania Communications – 31.10 Mbps via cable and 16.68 Mbps wireless and UPC Romania – 57.19 Mbps via cable and 31.27 Mbps wireless, according to the same source.

The statistics was generated based on 120,000 tests made by users from the start of the year , of which approximately 100,000 were validated, the rest being other flawed or were condifered attempts to influence the results.

Telecom operators Orange Romania, Vodafone Romania, RCS&RDS, 2K Telecom and Radiocom (SNR) have submitted their offers in the tender for licenses corresponding to the radio frequencies 3410-3600 MHz and 3600-3800 MHz. The tender commission will analyze the applications and announce by November 12 the candidates who will go to the next round.

By October 21, the commission will announce how the procedure will go on- if primary tender rounds are needed or not, depending on the demand-offer.

Otilia Haraga

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