The network's technical performance

In the case of the mobile communications services the information on the coverage and on the data transmission speeds are destined to complement each other as they are fundamentally different on at least two levels:

  • The coverage is predicted by the network operator based on theoretical models, the reliability of which prediction can possibly be verified by means of inspections in the field by BIPT, while the performance in terms of speed (and other quality-related elements) are yet to be measured in the context of another, new BIPT campaign.
  • A mobile network's coverage, corresponding to the strength of the electric field created, is relatively stable in the short run, while the performance in terms of speed can vary considerably according to the moment as it strongly depends on the activity of the other users sharing the same network ressources.

You can find more information on the networks quality of a specific operator's network on his website.