After the nPerf reviews on the quality of Orange's fixed and mobile network, the Qosi research company is set to distinguish the incumbent operator in its experience-quality study For the second time in a row she handed Orange the Mobile Operator Award year.
37 Mbps average speed with Orange
We start with the most popular indicator for Internet users: downstream. Orange has an average of 36.8 Mbit / s, compared with 27.5 for Bouygues Telecom, 24.2 for SFR and 16.6 for Free Mobile.
As for the upload, the hierarchy remains the same: 10.4 Mbit / s for Orange, 8.8 Mbit / s for SFR, 8.4 for Bouygues Telecom and 5.2 for Free Mobile. As far as surfing the web, streaming or voice communications, the traditional operator achieves the best performance. Bouygues Telecom and SFR are doing better despite everything when it comes to sending SMS. As far as web access is concerned in railway transport, Bouygues Telecom is on the same level as Orange.
However, these figures show large differences depending on population density: the traditional operator thus shows a downward flow of 54.7 Mbit / s in large cities and only 17.5 Mbit / s in rural areas.
41% of municipalities have a speed of less than 10 Mbit / s
The market is stronger for all operators in these territories. In this connection, Qosi wanted to add a new indicator in the scale of the municipality. We learn that 41% of municipalities have the majority of the data rate of less than 10 Mbit / s, and 8% of municipalities have a transmission rate of less than 0.5 Mbit / s without the ability to use data . If we focus on the region, we find that Burgundy-Franche Comte and New Aquitaine account for 49% of municipalities below 10 Mbit / s.
But Bouygues Telecom stands out by achieving good results in these neglected territories. The operator has the best prices in the rural municipalities of the 4 operators, with an average of 20.7 Mbit / s. And with it, only 40% of municipalities in France fall to less than 10 Mbit / s vs. 66% of free, 47% of Orange and 42% of SFR (see table 1).
In conclusion, we can say that the situation has improved significantly compared to last year. Even Orange, who is the first, did not rest on his laurels and continues to progress. The new contract, concluded more than a year ago between the government and mobile operators, has to repel a few more white and gray areas. The goal remains to bring 4G to all Frenchmen by 2020.