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The great 2020 mobile network test

For the 26th time this year the big connect network test takes place. In a proven partnership, connect and umlaut have put the mobile networks through their paces. The joint methodology, based on drive and walk tests as well as crowd-based quality measurements, has been further developed to set the bar at the highest level of technical feasibility. The tests in Germany took place from October 1st to November 1st, 2019, the ones in Austria from October 3rd to 18th, and the ones in Switzerland from October 10th to 30th, 2019.


Total Score Germany

Winner 2020: Deutsche Telekom

  • Best in test

  • Best in voice

  • Best in data

  • Best in crowdsourced quality

Single Review

Deutsche Telekom
Already for the nineth time in a row, Telekom wins connect‘s mobile network test in Germany. In comparison to the previous year, the operator managed to improve once again in the voice discipline and in the crowdsourcing. Its performance in data communications basically remained constant. Compared with the competition, the Bonn-based company however leads in all partial disciplines.

The comparison with last year‘s results shows that Vodafone also managed to improve – a little more pronounced in the voice discipline and in the crowdsourcing, to a smaller extent also in the data discipline. As we tighten our requirements year over year, this is an achievement which would not have been possible without great efforts of the technicians and without extensive investments.

The improvement is clearly visible: From the grade “sufficient“ two years ago, via “satisfactory“ in the previous year, Telefónica now has fought its way up to the grade “good“. Of all three German operators, O2‘s advance is the most pronounced. This is also reflected by very good crowdsourcing results. However, in rural areas and on the railways, the gap to the competitors is still distinct.

Testing area

Testing Route DE 2019

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