Optus wins the P3 connect Mobile Benchmark 2017 in Australia
It is the fourth benchmark conducted by P3 in Australia, this year for the first time in co-operation with connect. The P3 connect Mobile Benchmark tested three networks – Optus, Telstra and Vodafone – using a highly sophisticated range of measurements across nine large Australian cities, 19 smaller towns and along 6,400 kilometres of major roads. Optus wins overall with a clear lead in voice, with Telstra providing the best data experience. Read the full report here.
The great 2017/2018 mobile network test
In Germany, Telekom was able to grow compared to last year and is best in test for the seventh time in a row. In Austria, A1 takes the lead again, but all three mobile networks in Austria are "very good". This year, Switzerland surprises with a double victory at the highest level. Last year’s winner Sunrise and market leader Swisscom join the podium with 973 points each. For the first time in the history of the mobile network test in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, connect awards the grade “outstanding” to two operators from the same country. You can read the full article here.
Vodafone wins the P3 connect Mobile Benchmark in Spain for the third time in a row.
Movistar ranks second with a score of 836 points – as in last year’s test – and the grade “good”. The operator improved in the data category and gained the second place in the overall data score. Orange follows on third rank and manages to reduce the gap to Movistar to only four points, with an overall score of 832 and the grade “good. It is notably, that Orange manages to outrank its contender Movistar in the voice category.
Yoigo ranks fourth, but manages to considerably improve its score by more than 100 points compared to 2016, receiving the grade “satisfactory”.
Connected services in cars reveal room for improvement
120 visitors could test the user experience in the connected car – live and individually in 10 lead vehicles with all peripheral devices attached. The three-day event was visited by employees of eight OEMs, journalists and students. The participants widely agreed: Some services are convincing but the overall user experience is not yet really inspiring. Our tests have shown that the OEMs are on the right track. However, they are still very technology and feature driven. None of the vehicles offers a consistent overall experience including all touch points”, explains Tino Müller, Head Head of the P3 Competence Center Connected Mobility. He adds: “In any case, the mere accumulation of features does not lead to user enthusiasm. There is certainly still some room for improvement.” Christoph Thompson, Strategy Connected Services Renault-Nissan Allianz, confirms: “The event from P3 was extremely well organized, it facilitated an environment to get an overview of the connected vehicle market.”