In which European country can we use the fastest mobile Internet? We present maps prepared on the basis of measurements made by RFBenchmark application users in the third quarter of 2017.
In our last report, data download speeds in various European countries was checked. The best results were noted in Armenia, Estonia, Austria and the Netherlands. Importantly, our users recorded the slowest data download speeds in Azerbaijan. While, countries like Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia and Norway also exhibited sluggish data transfer rates.
The countries with the fastest mobile internet speeds in Europe
In the Q3 2017 Hungary, Lithuania and Luxembourg were the countries that recorded the fastest mobile data transfer rates in Europe. Average downloading speed in Hungary reached as high as 79.55 Mbps. Likewise, Luxembourg and Lithuania followed with data downloading speeds of 44.71 Mbps and 44.61 Mbps, respectively.
In the category of average upload speed, Hungary and Luxembourg again topped the list with average upload speeds of 40.71 Mbps and 35.84 Mbps, followed by Denmark with an average upload speed of 24.83 Mbps.
RFBenchmark application also measured the ping values of the different mobile data connections in Europe. Technically, ping value is the time taken by a data packet to move from your mobile device to the designated server, and back. This reflects the amount of latency in the internet connection. As per the results of the application, Estonia recorded the lowest ping values with an average latency of 28 ms.
Similarly, the quality of mobile internet and data transfer rates in Greece and Ukraine were wayward. The average download speeds recorded in these two countries were 5.66 Mbps and 4.13 Mbps, while the average upload speeds declined further to 1.57 Mbps and 1.46 Mbps, respectively. Similarly, the average ping values of 140 ms (Ukraine) and 127 ms (Greece), reflected poor performance of the mobile internet services.
Mobile internet speed in Poland
On the other hand, Poland performed quite well compared to other countries. Mobile users in Poland enjoyed the average download and upload speeds of 31.44 Mbps and 14.2 Mbps, respectively. Further, the ping value recorded in Poland was, in turn, 58 ms.
How did we collect data for the ranking?
Analytics are collected from the different users using the RFBenchmark mobile application. The mobile application allows the analysis of various radio parameters and test the internet speed of technologies such as: GSM, 3G and 4G-LTE. The Interactive map available on website provides the Quality of Service (QoS) and the corresponding ranking of different mobile operators based on the analytics collected by the application users.
Whenever the RFBenchmark application registers a low-quality voice connection, a sudden reduction in the internet connection speed or any other malfunction, it has the ability to report the current location of the user, where the disruption in the service has occurred.