Speed ​​test report: Mobile internet slows down twice in tourist destinations during summer vacation

Holidays in tourist areas mean an increase in traffic on the roads, as well as more use of mobile network resources. According to the analysis, in 2019, this led to a reduction in mobile internet speeds in those areas by half or more.

Website analysis Speedtest.pl During the period, it was based on the results of tests of users of the platform’s mobile applications May – October 2019 In selected places from three tourist regions of Poland:

  • Masuria with Warmia and Suwałki region,
  • Baltic coast,
  • mountains.

The average data search results for “Season” (July, August) were compared with “off-season” (May, June, September, October). The following results were summarized for all mobile operators and 3G and LTE networks.

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Poland and Warsaw

The reference point is the information for the period selected for the whole territory of Poland and Warsaw. Many residents leave the Polish capital on holidays. During the six months analyzed (May-October), the speed is stable and fluctuates around Poland. 23-25 ​​Mb / sIn Warsaw, along with residents’ holiday trips, mobile networks are clearly breathing and accelerating by 14% compared to the off-season. This is typical of most large Polish cities.

Tourism areas

In general, off-season average speeds were higher or similar in cities analyzed by sea (33 Mb / s), Masuria (25 Mb / s) and mountains (26 Mb / s). compared to the national average (24 Mb / s). The concentration of tourists in popular resorts (often many times the number of residents) affects the quality of the network. However, it varies in intensity in different regions and cities. In Masuria, speeds have dropped during the season 17% (Up to 21 Mb / s), in the mountains 24% (Up to 19 Mb / s) and by the sea 49% (Up to 17 Mb / s) 25 Mb / s with an average for the whole of Poland during the season. This means that the number of cases where the use of the Internet can be a cause for concern has increased.

SpeedTest vacation 2019 Mobile Internet

The difference is even greater in some places. Record declines have occurred Władysławowie82% (From 57 Mb / s to 10.2 Mb / s), Łeba73% (From 37.5 Mb / s to 10.1 Mb / s), Rowy59% (From 39 Mb / s to 15.8 Mb / s) and Ustronie Morskie56% (From 28 Mb / s to 11.6 Mb / s). In Zakopane autumn was “only.” 39% – From 25 Mb / s to about 15.4 Mb / s.

SpeedTest summer vacation 2019 Władysławowo

We have collected the details in the table:

City Average speed outside the season [Mb/s] Average speed in the season [Mb/s] Speed ​​change%
(season / low season)
Baltic coast
Władysławowo 57.2 10.2 -82%
Łeba 37.5 10.1 -73%
Sopot 30.0 20.5 -32%
Hel peninsula 31.0 15.7 -49%
Rowy 38.6 15.8 -59%
Ustka 28.3 18.8 -34%
Darlowo 35.0 20.1 -43%
Mielno 47.5 24.3 -49%
Ustronie Morskie 28.0 11.6 -59%
Kolobrzeq 24.0 13.4 -44%
Dziwnow 41.8 21.5 -48%
Miedzyzdroje 27.9 15.8 -43%
Krinica Morska 21.1 16.0 -24%
Masuria, Warmia, Suwałki Region
Augustów 14.1 9.5 -33%
Giżycko 23.1 18.2 -21%
Support 21.6 20.3 -6%
Extra 24.9 21.4 -14%
St. Nicholas Day 39.3 18.4 -40%
Mragowo 23.6 18.4 -22%
Nidzica 31.2 27.3 -13%
Olecko 13.3 12.2 -8%
Olsztynek 27.8 17.2 -38%
Ostroda 24.6 26.3 + 7%
Ruciane-Nida 32.0 24.6 -23%
Ryn 42.0 32.8 -22%
Suwałki 25.4 22.3 -12%
Szczytno 23.4 17.2 -27%
Mountains
Szklarska Poreba 35.2 25.7 -27%
Karpacz 17.5 17.7 + 1%
Qudowa Zdrój 21.4 17.0 -21%
Duszniki – Zdrój 33.0 29.9 -9%
Polanica – Zdrój 19.7 18.8 -5%
Ladek – Zdrój 11.3 11.4 + 1%
Ustron 20.0 12.2 -39%
Vistula 19.8 17.1 -14%
Szczyrk 33.6 17.9 -47%
Zywiec 23.5 20.2 -14%
was buried 25.3 15.4 -39%
Bukovina Tatrzanska 34.7 22.3 -36%
Szczawnica 21.5 30.9 + 44%
Krynica Zdrój 23.5 24.9 + 6%
Cisna to Ustrzyki Górne 24.6 21.3 -14%
Ustrzyki Dolne – Lutoviska 16.2 16.5 + 2%
Polańczyk and Solina 23.7 17.9 -24%

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Text source: Speedtest.pl

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