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2021/02 Audit Report Dublin

We took a closer look at Ireland's capital to see how the operators cover this lively centre of business, politics and culture. Dublin is by far the most densely populated area in Ireland and also a vibrant business capital. This makes the nation‘s capital an especially demanding terrain for deploying and maintaining a mobile network. We tested and measured the performance of Data services using the latest 5G capable smartphones, benchmarking the typical user experience on the Ireland networks. The testing was conducted in Dublin, using a moving vehicle as drivetest only in February 2021.

Key takeaways

  • Reliability of Vodafone’s data services is better than the competition.

  • Vodafone shows better data performance in Dublin than the competition when using a 5G capable device leading in all measured data services.

2020/02 Certificate

Winner 02/2020: Vodafone Ireland

  • Best in test

  • Best in voice

  • Best in data

  • Best in crowdsourced quality

We tested and measured the performance of its voice and data services on smartphones in comparison to other LTE/UMTS/GSM mobile radio networks in metropolitan and rural areas of Ireland. The audit was done as a performance benchmark performed between 07.02.2020 and 21.02.2020 in cities and towns as well as on connection roads.
Dedicated measurements have been executed as drive tests outdoors using a Samsung Galaxy S9 cat16 Smartphone 1000 Mbit/s Download / 105 Mbit/s Upload. All data measurements have been performed in 4G preferred mode. Voice measurements have been done in 4G/4G preferred mode on both sides, while call origin has been alternated. In addition crowdsourced performance data has been collected and evaluated between CW35 2019 and CW06 2020.

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