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NET.mede carried out 136 thousand internet access speed tests during the first quarter of 2024

A report from NET.mede, an ANACOM service, revealed this Monday that in the first three months of this year around 136 thousand speed tests were carried out in Portugal. This value means an average of 1499 tests per day, although it represents a decrease of 11% compared to the previous quarter and a reduction of 25% compared to the same period. The majority of these tests, around 67% were carried out on fixed residential connections and 22% on mobile networks.

Peak usage hours and regional testing trends

Residential fixed connections recorded the highest usage between 4 pm and 10 pm, while mobile connections were most frequently tested between 2 pm and 9 pm. This situation differs from the previous quarter, in which the mornings (between 10 am and 12 pm) recorded significant testing activity.

The tests were carried out in almost all municipalities, with only five not registering any tests on fixed residential connections. Mobile network tests were carried out in 286 of the 308 municipalities. The Lisbon metropolitan area leads the regions in the number of tests carried out, both on fixed and mobile connections, followed by the North region.

Speed ​​Test Results: Fixed vs. Flat Mobile

The average speed of download for fixed connections it reached 177 megabits per second (mbps), while 5G mobile networks registered an average speed of download 126 mbps. When isolating the tests performed directly on the mobile network through the application, the average speed of download was 54 mbps, upload speed was 14 mbps and latency was 30 milliseconds. For these specific 5G tests, the average speed download increased to 126 mbps, upload speed to 26 mbps and latency decreased to 26 milliseconds.

Compared to the same period last year, fixed residential connections recorded a 34% increase in transfer speed and a 10% increase in transfer speed. upload, although the latency remained unchanged. Mobile connections have also improved, with a 12% increase in speed downloada 27% increase in upload speed and a 3% reduction in latency.

Regional performance highlights

The autonomous regions of the Azores and Madeira recorded the average speeds of download highest for fixed connections, exceeding 200 Mbps. On the other hand, the Setúbal Peninsula recorded the average speeds of upload lowest, with 76 Mbps. The Greater Lisbon area has the lowest median latency, at 9 milliseconds, while the Azores and Madeira have the highest latencies, at 28 milliseconds and 22 milliseconds, respectively.

Information about municipalities

More than half of the municipalities (58%) recorded median speeds download above 100 Mbps for fixed calls, a significant increase compared to the 17 municipalities at the beginning of 2021. In terms of speeds upload, 82% of municipalities recorded median speeds above 50 Mbps. Vila Nova de Gaia stood out with an average speed of download exceeding 200 Mbps (205 Mbps), while Sintra had the highest median upload speed at 99 Mbps.

For mobile calls, the best average speed download was recorded in Madeira (28 Mbps), while the best median speed upload was registered in Greater Lisbon (11 Mbps). The average speeds of download e upload The lowest losses were recorded in the Algarve and Oeste and Tagus Valley regions. The best mobile latencies were observed in the Setúbal Peninsula (30 milliseconds) and Greater Lisbon (31 milliseconds), and the worst in the Azores (54 milliseconds).

In global terms, 42% of municipalities achieved a median speed of download mobile speed above 20 Mbps, above the 38% recorded in the 1st quarter of 2023. With regard to upload, 35% of municipalities recorded median speeds above 10 Mbps. Sintra once again stood out as the municipality with the best results in the mobile speed test, recording 53 Mbps for download21 Mbps for upload and 27 m milliseconds for latency.

The NET.mede service was made available in December 2013 by ANACOM and allows consumers to test their internet connection speed by comparing the speed obtained with the maximum speed contracted with the service provider . The tests carried out on the website provide information on download e uploadand about the delay of the user connection.

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Francesco Giganti

Journalist, social media, blogger and pop culture obsessive in newshubpro

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