Mobile Network Experience Report Romania June 2021

Romania

Mobile Network Experience Report
June 2021

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Author
Sam Fenwick Senior Analyst

Key findings

Vodafone ties with Orange on Upload Speed Experience

Vodafone has forced a statistical tie on Upload Speed Experience due to an impressive increase in the average upload speeds seen by our users on its network. As a result, both it and Orange (which won the award outright in our last report) are joint winners for the Upload Speed Experience award. While our users on both operators’ networks have seen their average upload speeds improve since our last report, Vodafone users saw the largest increase. Their average speeds rose by 1.7 Mbps (18.1%) while our Orange users saw theirs rise by 0.7 Mbps (6.5%), to stand at 11.2 and 11.3 Mbps, respectively.

Vodafone puts on a burst of speed, but Orange remains victorious for Download Speed Experience

Since our previous report, the average download speeds seen by our Vodafone users have increased by an impressive 5.9 Mbps (28.6%) to 26.6 Mbps, while their Orange counterparts saw a rise of 1.8 Mbps (5.8%) to reach 33.7 Mbps. This means that while Orange continues to be the sole winner of the Download Speed Experience award, its lead has dropped from 11.2 Mbps to 7.2 Mbps. However, Vodafone is still a long way from threatening Orange’s supremacy on Download Speed Experience.

Digi Mobil and Telekom both move up a Video Experience category

All four operators have seen their Video Experience scores increase since our last report. Our Digi Mobil users saw the largest improvement as its score rose by 4.1 points, followed by Vodafone (2.9) and Orange (2.2), which remains the sole winner of the Video Experience award. This increase pushed Digi Mobil up one category — from Good (55-65) to Very Good (65-75). In addition, while Telekom’s score rose the least — 0.8 points — this was enough to give it a Good rating, up from Fair (40-55). This means that our Romanian users had at least a Good Video Experience across all four national operators.

Introduction

Once again, Orange holds the lion’s share of awards — the operator retains the Video Experience, Download Speed Experience and 4G Coverage Experience awards, while also continuing to be a joint winner for Voice App Experience. However, this time round, it has been forced to share the Upload Speed Experience award with Vodafone.

Vodafone jointly keeps hold of two other awards — Games Experience with Telekom and Voice App Experience with Orange and Telekom. Vodafone’s scores across five out of seven metrics have increased at a faster rate than Orange’s, with particularly significant improvements in Download Speed Experience and Upload Speed Experience.

Digi Mobil remains the outright winner for the 4G Availability award. While Digi Mobil could not maintain the blistering pace it set on this award in our last report — when its score rose by six percentage points to reach 94.5% — it succeeded in hitting the 95% mark this time.

It will be interesting to see in our future reports if Vodafone can challenge Orange’s dominant position in terms of mobile network experience or if other mobile operators can catch up with Vodafone.

In this report, we’ve analyzed the mobile experience of our Romanian users across all four national operators — Digi Mobil, Orange, Telekom and Vodafone — over the 90 day period starting 1 March, 2021, and ending 29 May, 2021. 5G measurements contributed to the overall mobile network experience scores.

Opensignal Awards Table

Mobile Experience Awards, Romania
June 2021, Romania Report
Video Experience
Games Experience
Voice App Experience
Download Speed Experience
Upload Speed Experience
4G Availability
4G Coverage Experience
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Mobile Experience Awards Winners
June 2021, Romania
Video Experience
Download Speed Experience
4G Availability
4G Coverage Experience
Mobile Experience Awards Draws
June 2021, Romania
Games Experience
Voice App Experience
Upload Speed Experience
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Overview

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Video Experience
in 0-100 points
Digi Mobil
68.7
Orange
72.5
Telekom
55.3
Vodafone
70.9
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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National Analysis

Video Experience

Video Experience
in 0-100 points
Digi Mobil
68.7
Orange
72.5
Telekom
55.3
Vodafone
70.9
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Games Experience

Games Experience
in 0-100 points
Digi Mobil
61.2
Orange
64.3
Telekom
68.5
Vodafone
66.9
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Voice App Experience

Voice App Experience
in 0-100 points
Digi Mobil
77.9
Orange
79.6
Telekom
79.8
Vodafone
80.0
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Download Speed Experience

Download Speed Experience
in Mbps
Digi Mobil
16.7
Orange
33.7
Telekom
18.5
Vodafone
26.6
0 8.75 17.5 26.25 35
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Upload Speed Experience

Upload Speed Experience
in Mbps
Digi Mobil
4.5
Orange
11.3
Telekom
9.6
Vodafone
11.2
0 3.75 7.5 11.25 15
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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4G Availability

4G Availability
% of time
Digi Mobil
95.0
Orange
87.2
Telekom
79.6
Vodafone
86.6
0 23.75 47.5 71.25 95
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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4G Coverage Experience

4G Coverage Experience
in 0-10 points
Digi Mobil
5.9
Orange
7.3
Telekom
5.9
Vodafone
6.1
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Opensignal measures the real-world experience of consumers on mobile networks in the places they live, work and travel.

We continually adapt our methodology to best represent the true experience of smartphone users. Therefore, comparisons of the results to past reports should be considered indicative only.

For every metric we calculate statistical confidence intervals indicated on our graphs. When confidence intervals overlap, our measured results are too close to declare a winner. In those cases, we show a statistical draw. For this reason, some metrics have multiple winners.

In our bar graphs we represent confidence intervals as boundaries on either sides of graph bars. In our supporting-metric charts we show confidence intervals as +/- numerical values.

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For every metric we calculate statistical confidence intervals indicated on our graphs. When confidence intervals overlap, our measured results are too close to declare a winner. In those cases, we show a statistical draw. For this reason, some metrics have multiple operator winners.

In our bar graphs we represent confidence intervals as boundaries on either sides of graph bars.

In our supporting-metric charts we show confidence intervals as +/- numerical values.

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