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THE 2019 FIXED LINE BROADBAND TEST – GERMANY & AUSTRIA
A closer look at Broadband
Crowdsourced broadband testing focuses on the user experience
The measurements concentrated on the data rates in both the download and upload directions as well as the run times of the IP data packets. This time, P3 extended the testing period of its extensive crowdsourced examination to 24 weeks. At the same time, the data basis of the evaluations regarding both area and time frame were increased tremendously. Our testing method rests upon passively determining data rates and signal run times in the home network. This happens in the background, while every-day smartphone apps are utilised. This year, we extended the scope of our test to Austria. Above that, we focused our assessments on the thrilling question, to what degree the experience of users located in rural areas lags behind the one for users in urban agglomerations. For the classification of urban and rural areas, P3 respects the official criteria and designations of the European Union (GHS Urban Centre Database, https://data.jrc.ec.europa.eu/dataset/53473144-b88c-44bc-b4a3-4583ed1f547e).