Broadband and telecom

Broadband access network speed tests by country

 

This page provides links to network speed tests in OECD countries. The actual performance of Internet connections, particularly their speed, is critical to meeting various objectives set out by a range of stakeholders including consumers, policy makers and regulators. It is a fundamental metric for consumers to make informed choices as it reflects the quality of their experience and enables them to assess any differences between advertised speeds and actual speeds. For policy makers and regulators, being able to assess broadband performance is essential in ensuring accessibility to services (e.g. education, health and so forth) and whether services are meeting their goals for overall market development (e.g. competitiveness, coverage and so forth).


In June 2014, the OECD published a report focusing on access network speed tests that reviewed information on official speed tests to date as well as their strengths and drawbacks in methodologies, emerging good practices and the challenges in undertaking a harmonised approach across OECD countries. As a number of factors can influence results and only users can control some of them, measurement projects face greater potential hurdles than for traditional telecommunication networks. At the same time, new opportunities are emerging in terms of “crowd-sourced” data that have the potential to empower consumers by making unprecedented information available to them. These tests may, however, not always provide the information needed to inform specific policy and regulatory goals.

 
It is commendable that authorities in a growing number of OECD countries are developing tools to fit their policy needs as well as providing greater information to all stakeholders. A list of official measurement projects can be found in the table below. A detailed version as of January 2014 is included in the full report.


Speed tests: Official measurement projects in OECD area
Last update: January 2014

Country

Project

Entity

Approach(*)

Mobile

Links

Austria

RTR-Netztest (RTR-NetTest)

Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR)

EAM

Yes

RTR

Czech Rep.

Calculation and measurements for the purposes of controlling mobile broadband data network signal coverage

Czech Telecommunication Office

PSM-ISP

Yes (mobile only)

CTU

Chile

Publication of quality of service indicators established by Act Net Neutrality

SUBTEL and ISPs

PSM-ISP

Yes

SUBTEL

Denmark

bredbaandsmaaleren.dk

Danish Business Authority

EAM

Yes

ERST

France

Quality of service for mobile networks

ARCEP

PSM

Yes

ARCEP

Germany

Quality of Service of Broadband Access

Federal Network Agency and zafaco GmbH

EAM and PSM

Yes for PSM

Zafaco

BNA

Greece

System for Performance Evaluation of Broadband Service

Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (Greece)

EAM

No

EETT

Italy

Misura Internet Project
MisuraInternetMobile

AGCOM, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni and ISCOM

PSM and EAM for fixed, PSM for mobile

Yes

AGCOM: Fixed

Mobile

Korea

Wise user quality valuation

Korea Communications Commissions, National Information Society Agency and Telecommunication Technology Association

EAM for fixed, PSM for mobile

Yes

KCC

Mexico

Bandwidth Meter

Cofetel

EAM

Yes

Cofetel

New Zealand

TrueNet

The New Zealand Commerce Commission and TrueNet

EDM

No

TrueNet

Norway

Nettfart.no

Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority

EAM

Yes

Nettfart

Portugal

NET.mede

ANACOM

EAM

No

ANACOM

Spain

CALIDAD DE SERVICIO

Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism

PSM-ISP

Yes

Minetur

Slovenia

Komuniciraj.eu

Post and Electronic Communications Agency of the Republic of Slovenia

EAM

No

Akos

Sweden

Bredbandskollen

.SE (The Internet Infrastructure Foundation)

EAM

Yes

.SE

Turkey

Enhancing Quality of Fixed Broadband Services Through Communique On Quality of Internet Service Providers Service

Information and Communication Technologies Authority

PSM-ISP

No

 n.a.

United Kingdom

UK broadband speeds

Ofcom and SamKnows

EDM

No

Ofcom

United States

Measuring Broadband America

FCC and SamKnows

Fixed EDM, Mobile EAM

Yes

FCC

 

* Note: 

Measurement approaches are categorized as follows:

•    End-user Application Measurement (EAM): Daily use of an end-user's computer or mobile phone is employed for measurement with an application or browser under the user’s control.
 
•    End-user Device Measurement (EDM): Tests are done by specific devices which are installed by end users for measurement, but they are separated from the daily use of computers and mobile phones thus controlled remotely by the project, and
 
•    Project Self Measurement (PSM): The project itself installs or allocates and controls a device or computer to do tests. Unless otherwise noted, measurements are done by some entity different from the measured ISPs, but if it is done by the ISPs themselves with controlled methodology then the document calls it PSM-ISP for distinction.

 

Related Documents

 

Access Network Speed Tests

 

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