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Classics Federal Network Agency: Promised bandwidths are rarely reached

19:35  22 april  2021
19:35  22 april  2021 Source:   t3n.de

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Only a quarter of the fixed network connections achieves full speed. With mobile communication, it looks even worse.

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The maximum data transfer rate agreed in Internet contracts is not always achieved. According to the Annual Report of the Federal Network Agency on broadband measurement, only a quarter of the customers reach the full speed of their contracts. That sounds little, but is an increase compared to previous years.

Only 2.1 percent achieve full rate in mobile radio

For landline connections, three quarters of users reached at least half of the contractually agreed maximum data transfer rate, a quarter reached or exceeded it.

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When mobile, on the other hand, only 17.4 percent of the measurement results corresponded to at least half of the maximum rate. Only 2.1 percent reached or exceeded them.

Easy Improvement

"Although customers often reach not the speed , which was contractually placed in prospect, but it can be detected in particular in stationary broadband connections slight improvements," said Homann, President of the Federal Network Agency according to the report. That was pleasing, because the Corona pandemic also the telecommunications sector face immense challenges.

The report is based on the data of the page Breitbandmessung.de . With the Tool of the Federal Network Agency, end users can measure their connections. The report on the period October 2019 to September 2020 layers 949,414 measurements in fixed network and 448,058 in the mobile network.

At the same time as the publication of the report, the Bundestag has passed a novella of the Telecommunications Act . Among other things, the law includes an right of fast Internet and innovations in fiberglass expansion.

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