The 2020/2021 mobile network test

For the sixth time, umlaut together with connect magazine have conducted their authoritative benchmark of the mobile networks in the Netherlands. In a marketplace characterised by very strong performances, the competition takes place on a high level. With the arrival of 5G and their ongoing expansion of 4G networks, how do the three Dutch operators perform this time?


NL2020 bar charts Total Score - english

Winner 2020/2021: T-Mobile

  • Best in test

  • Best in voice

Single Review

For the fifth time in a row, T-Mobile is the winner of our Mobile Benchmark in the Netherlands, with the grade “outstanding“ and also the highest score awarded in our 2020/2021 benchmarking season. The operator takes the win due to leading in Voice and Crowdsourcing and also providing very good Data results, including 5G.

KPN ranks second, scoring eight points behind the overall winner and achieving also “outstanding“ results. The operator leads the field in terms of Data performance, scoring three points ahead of the overall winner. This is also due to convincing results in the 5G assessment, which is why connect awards its 5G innovation prize to KPN.

Vodafone ranks third with a very good result and strong performances. While the operator scores a little behind its competitors in our drivetests and walktests, Vodafone achieves particularly strong results in the Crowdsourcing category, especially due to the best Latency results in our analysis.