The best Internet providers – a summary of 2017

It’s time for the next annual review of the SpeedTest.pl rankings and the awarding of the best Internet providers in 2017. Last year, our users measured the speed of their connections. More than 30 million timesMakes SpeedTest.pl the largest measurement platform in Poland.

In the overall ranking, we took into account the results of tests conducted on SpeedTest.pl. In the classification of mobile Internet and LTE, we used the results obtained using our mobile applications dedicated to smartphones and tablets:

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To be included in the annual ranking, the operator had to be included in the monthly SpeedTest.pl reports at least six times. We have developed the rating based on the most important parameter for most users, ie the speed of downloading data from the Internet.

The winner in the general category is INEA.

Speed ​​Test overall annual rating 2017

INEA ranks first in the general category. During the year, the operator’s customers performed more than 354,000 tests, averaging 67.94 Mbit / s. The official comment of the rating winner can be found below:

“The first place in the main ranking of Speedtest.pl is the result of the consistent work of INEA for many years.

INEA has the most modern infrastructure in the country. About 500,000 HP, almost half of which is FTTH. Today, INEA’s Internet services are used by about 185,000 customers, 40% of whom use optical fibers. This figure is growing dynamically – in January 2017, it accounted for about 30% of customers.

INEA is constantly working to improve the parameters of the services offered. It has been offering high-speed internet packages with a capacity of 1 Gb / s for almost 2 years. Even earlier, the operator’s offer included packages – 250 Mb / s and 500 Mb / s.

In August 2017, INEA’s strategy of focusing on Internet services was also implemented. Its element is the slogan “Good Internet people”, which has become the main theme of the communication campaign. Under the new strategy, a number of activities and facilities have been implemented to increase customer satisfaction using INEA’s services. For example, two campaigns to increase the speed of the Internet, which are carried out at the end of the summer holidays and on the eve of Christmas. The August campaign covered about 95% of customers and 35,000 for Christmas. use of services in fiber optic technology. They were both grateful to INEA’s regular customers for using the operator’s services. The main thing is that they did not sign any contract or demand additional payment. – INEA

TOYA is second with 64.44 Mbit / s. UPC closes the podium with a result of 58.03 Mbit / s.

The best providers were those who decided to modernize their networks and began to offer fiber-optic Internet. On the plus side, speeds are constantly increasing throughout the year. Between January and November, each of the introduced operators accelerated from about 50 Mbit / s to 65-70 Mbit / s. On the other hand, in December, INEA and TOYA saw a significant increase in speed as a result of technical and promotional campaigns conducted by both operators.

The remaining places in the general category are presented in the following table:

place Supplier Download speed Number of tests
4 Vectra 44.18 Mbit / s 712 356
5 Multimedia 31.41 Mbit / s 494 102
6 Orange 22.47 Mbit / s 3 445 442
7 T-Mobile 16.57 Mbit / s 1 383 223
8 Netia 16.39 Mbit / s 692 738
9 TK Telekom 15.33 Mbit / s 180 416
10 To play 12.14 Mbit / s 1 534 605
11 in addition 10.14 Mbit / s 2 608 960

Most of the tests were performed by Orange customers. They measured the speed of their lines about 3.5 million times. Only the results of measurements made on SpeedTest.pl are included here, and they cover tests performed on both fixed and mobile lines. LTE home Internet offers are very popular in Poland.

T-Mobile introduced the fastest mobile internet in 2017.

Speed ​​Test Annual Rating 2017 3G / LTE

The decision was made on the basis of measuring the speed of mobile internet on phones covered by 3G or 4G network, and the tests were carried out, as mentioned earlier, through our mobile applications, which can be downloaded from the following addresses:

Speed ​​Test program for Android
Speed ​​Test Software for iPhone / iPad (iOS)

Our monthly rankings show that the progress is in the middle of the year, when T-Mobile rose to first place in the rankings for June 2017 and maintains this position for the rest of the year. In 2017, the average speed for T-Mobile is 18.28 Mbit / s. Orange is in second place with a slightly worse result of 17.37 Mbit / s. At the bottom of the podium is Plus, whose customers download data using smartphones with an average speed of 14.43 Mbit / s. Play was fourth with a result of 13.12 Mbit / s (717 183 tests).

In 2016, each of the mobile operators can boast of a significant improvement in the average data download speed. The results for 2017 are not worse, but they do not have a clear increase:

Speed ​​Test Results 3G / LTE 2017

As before, in 2017, the fight for first place was between Orange and T-Mobile. Both operators cooperate with each other and share many base stations, so they provide a similar level of service on the radio. However, each of them has more base stations that are not shared with other operators.

T-Mobile LTE ranks first in the Internet category.

Speed ​​Test Annual Rating 2017 LTE

This year, the average speed difference between T-Mobile and Orange networks was 1.5 Mbit / s (a year ago it was only 150 kbit / s). The Play network came off the podium with a result of 16.94 Mbit / s (520,143 trials).

It should be noted that 4G LTE Internet in each operator in Poland is faster than landline lines based on DSL lines:

Speed ​​Test LTE results for 2017

2018 looks promising for the Internet in Poland

    • Mobile operators are testing and introducing new LTE-Advanced upgrades. We already have a large number of base stations in our country that support 256 GAM modulation. Now expect 4 × 4 MIMO,
    • More and more operators are investing in fiber-optic networks based on GPON technologies.
    • The government’s program to co-finance the construction of broadband Internet access is funded by the Digital Poland Operational Program, which will provide high-speed connectivity to areas with low data download / upload speeds.

In the national rankings, we distinguished the suppliers whose customers performed the most speed measurements on our website. When choosing a company that provides Internet connections, it is worth checking the detailed rankings for individual cities.

See also the latest rankings of smartphones with the fastest LTE Internet.

The terms and conditions for using the results of the above ranking are determined each time by SpeedTest.pl. It is forbidden to use the results of the above rating without the consent of SpeedTest.pl. Exceptions are the citation of the results on news portals.

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