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Vodafone certified as the Best in Test mobile network in Romania for the fourth consecutive year

  • For the fourth consecutive year, Vodafone Romania has been certified as Best in Test mobile network in Romania for the quality of its mobile data and mobile voice services
  • The measurements of all mobile networks in Romania were carried out during November and December 2017, in a series of big cities, small cities, rural areas and connecting roads independently chosen by P3 communications
  • According to the tests results, Vodafone Romania obtained the highest total score and the highest score for mobile data services among all mobile operators in Romania, providing the best YouTube and web browsing experience

 

Vodafone Romania has been certified for the fourth consecutive year as the Best in Test mobile network in Romania, obtaining the highest total score for the quality and performance of its data and voice services, after measurements on all Romanian mobile networks conducted by the independent auditor P3 communications during November and December 2017.

Also, the results of the tests conducted by P3 communications show that Vodafone Romania has achieved the highest score for mobile data services and provides the Best Web Browsing and YouTube Video Performance overall compared to the other operators.

“Shortly after the launch of Supernet™ 4.5G, our network is recognized again as the best in the country. Being certified as Best in Test by the independent auditor P3 communications for the fourth consecutive year is an outstanding performance which worldwide was achieved only by two other mobile operators, one from Germany and another one from Switzerland. I want to thank and congratulate our team of network engineers which made this possible and which, in my view, is the best in Romania. This result is a confirmation of our commitment and long run consistency to provide our customers with the best mobile voice and mobile data experiences”, stated Murielle Lorilloux, CEO Vodafone Romania.

Compared to other Romanian mobile networks, the measurement shows that Vodafone Romania’s network was Best in Test and Best in Data in the Mobile Benchmark Romania test conducted by the independent auditor P3 communications between November 23rd and December 16th, 2017. The performance benchmark measurement campaign was carried out in more than 40 localities – big cities, small cities, rural localities – and connecting roads covering the Romanian territory and included more than 35,000 voice and data tests. The localities have been randomly chosen by P3 communications and included Aiud, Alba-Iulia, Beclean, Botosani, Braila, Bucuresti, Cernavoda, Cluj-Napoca, Constanta, Craiova, Deva, Gura Humorului, Iasi, Pitesti, Tecuci, Timisoara, Tulcea, Vama, Vaslui.

The testing methodology is updated every year by P3 communication in order to reflect the increased customer expectations, the availability of the latest mobile technologies in the respective country and to stress mobile networks at their maximum capabilities. The drive test routes are randomly chosen every year by P3 communications and they are not communicated in advance to the mobile operators, in order to secure the objectivity and accuracy of the end results and to reflect the real customers experience with each mobile network provider.

P3 communications is a leading international consulting, engineering and testing services company, based in Germany. P3 communications is part of the P3 group, which has 3,700 employees worldwide and posted a turnover of more than EUR 370 million in 2017 The company provides a broad portfolio of independent technical and management consulting services including network planning, engineering, end-to-end optimisation, security, QoS and QoE testing, international benchmarking, device testing and acceptance services. P3 communications’ clients include network operators, equipment vendors and device manufacturers.

Vodafone Romania launched Supernet™ 4.5G in October 2017, which provides customers with enhanced optimization for video streaming, stronger built-in security and more bandwidth. Supernet™ 4.5G is the first mobile network to have demonstrated speeds in the range of 800Mbps on a commercially launched smartphone.

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