Of the four largest telephone providers in the Netherlands, T-Mobile was voted ‘Best in Test’ again this year (2018), for the third time in a row. The survey was carried out by the German consultancy firm P3 in collaboration with Connect. In addition to T-Mobile, Vodafone, KPN and Tele2 were also tested for both speech and data. P3 conducted the survey for the fourth consecutive year, and this year T-Mobile came out on top for the third time. P3 carried out the tests in 21 cities and 31 towns. The area surveyed is home to more than 5.7 million people.
Last year (2017), T-Mobile made new network technology available for extra capacity. In 2017 the T-Mobile network added a fourth band to the 2600 MHz frequency. This fourth band uses the TD-LTE technology. The T-Mobile network offers a lot of data capacity, thanks to a large (the largest) number of masts (> 5000).
In addition to activating the additional frequency at 2600 MHz based on TD-LTE, T-Mobile also gave its existing 4.5G network a new boost in 2017. As a result, all T-Mobile customers benefit from a speed increase of up to 30 percent. Thanks to the national deployment of 256 QAM technology on the existing 4G/LTE advanced pro 900, 1800 and 2100 MHz frequency bands, more data can be transmitted over the same connection in a smart way. This allows each antenna a throughput speed of up to an impressive 450 Mbps.
T-Mobile is not only the fastest mobile network in the Netherlands, it is also the best-in-test network for latency. In practice, T-Mobile offers an average 4G speed of 54.52 Mbit/s.
The T-Mobile network offers nationwide 4G/4G+ coverage. Click here for an overview of nationwide coverage.
T-Mobile has equipped al its antenna sites with backup batteries that offer the telecom provider extra time to take measures, to prevent an affected region from having a mobile telephony coverage outage. In the event of a power outage, T-Mobile can keep its network up for one hour for calls, text messages and 4G data.
To guarantee access to the nationwide T-Mobile network for mission-critical communication, PrioCom has integrated the Push-to-Talk service in the core of the T-Mobile network. A PrioCom user’s connection goes through a private connection on the T-Mobile network. This way, PrioCom offers its mission-critical users Quality of Service. The priority module ensures priority on the T-Mobile network in case of escalations.
A communication solution must always meet the 5 Cs formula, standing for Coverage, Capacity, Cost, Control and Capabilities. We would like to explain why our Push-to-Talk service complies with this.