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Average speed of download for fixed internet data up by 70 pct in Romania

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The average speed of download fixed internet data went up by 70 percent, so that Romanians had 95 Mbps download data speeds for fixed internet, respectively 26 Mbps for mobile data downloads in 2016, according to the statistics of Netograf.ro, the application of telecom regulator ANCOM for internet quality test service, quoted by business-review.eu.

Netograf.ro’s statistics show that the average speed of download for fixed internet connections at national level registered values between 48.37 Mbps in Harghita and 117.96 Mbps in Ilfov in 2016.

The tests from www.netograf.ro show that in 2016 the average speeds of download increased compared with 2015, both for fixed internet and mobile internet. Thus, the average speed of download fixed internet download data increased by 78.4 percent, from 53.2 Mbps to 94.95 Mbps. At the same time, the average speed of download data mobile internet increased by 34.7 percent, from 19.2 Mbps to 25.9 Mbps.

The growth of the average speeds of download of Romanian users is due to the improvements of the access network, both on fixed internet segment, where there’s a growth in the number of connections that allow higher speeds, and the mobile internet, where the number of 4G technology connections doubled in 2016 compared with 2015.

The statistics for fixed and mobile internet in 2016 were generated by Netograf.ro based on approximately 182,000 valid tests on internet users from Romania.

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