The testers collaborated with the technical service provider zafaco, which measures the performance of broadband providers according to the most stringent scientific standards.
In the German market, Telekom was the winner in the nationwide category, followed by familiar names such as 1&1, Telefónica and Vodafone. At the regional level, the smaller M-Net company proved best ahead of EWW and Deutsche Glasfaser.
“Telephony connections, data transmission, web surfing and streaming – the possibilities of the Internet are greater than ever before. Therefore, it is becoming ever more complex and difficult to carry out quality measurements of the connections and transmissions, but IMTEST has collaborated with zafaco to rise to the challenge, and we are proud to present the most comprehensive broadband and fixed network test to be carried out in recent years”, says Axel Telzerow, Editor-in-Chief of IMTEST. “And the good news: The major providers are making good progress. The quality of the networks in Germany and also in Austria and Switzerland is consistently at a level between ‘very solid’ and ‘impressive’. If the distribution of fibre optic can now gain greater momentum, digitisation can really begin to take off”.
IMTEST is published by the FUNKE media group in Essen and is included free of charge as a print supplement with the group’s twelve regional newspapers in Berlin, Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony and Thuringia. The magazine is available online in the United Kiosk. You can find detailed results of the survey at https://www.imtest.de.
IMTEST is Germany’s largest consumer magazine under the FUNKE umbrella. The editorial team offers readers guidance when choosing day-to-day products and services. IMTEST is published monthly, alternately as a print supplement in all FUNKE daily titles and as an e-paper, and it is also available digitally on the FUNKE portals. The IMTEST team also joins forces with the editors of other titles to provide individual and comparative tests tailored to specific target groups. Five times a year, IMTEST is also published as a newsstand magazine.
Service provider zafaco GmbH, with headquarters in Ismaning, Germany, specialises in recording, checking, safeguarding and optimising quality aspects in convergent networks and Internet-based applications. The company conducts independent comparative measurements and quality evaluations using its own measurement technology infrastructure. zafaco GmbH is a technology and market leader for broadband network tests and partner to regulatory authorities, telecommunications providers and industry customers.