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08 December 2020 - Our network

Connect confirms: KPN has best Data and 5G network in the Netherlands

  • KPN mobile network achieved highest overall mark of "outstanding" and again rated among best in the world

KPN's new 5G network came out best’ in the Netherlands in the annual benchmark test by connect magazine and umlaut. In addition, KPN's mobile data network received the highest score in the Netherlands and KPN’s entire mobile network experience again achieved the highest overall mark of "outstanding", making KPN one of the best mobile networks in the world.

Best Data and 5G
KPN offers the best mobile data network and the best 5G network in Netherlands. It is the second time this week that KPN’s 5G network receives external recognition. Yesterday, KPN was named "Fastest 5G Network" by Ookla, today KPN received the "5G Innovation Award" by connect. KPN activated its 5G network via the 700MHz frequency band in July and the network currently reaches over two-thirds of the Netherlands. KPN's strategy to renew its entire mobile network ahead of the arrival of 5G is paying off, these independent tests show. This is important as 5G offers a better experience and opens up new applications for businesses.

Babak Fouladi, Chief Technology & Digital Officer and member of the Management Board KPN: “We are delighted to again receive external recognition for the quality of our mobile network, with the best 5G experience in the Netherlands and the best data network. This is especially good news for our customers as it shows that the renewal of our mobile network, an operation that is still in full swing, significantly improves the mobile network experience, delivering more coverage, capacity and higher download and upload speeds. 5G is the future and for the best 5G you have to go to KPN. Especially in combination with fiber we offer the most powerful converged internet there is.”

“Outstanding”
All in all, KPN's mobile network scores 954 points (on a scale of 1000) in this international benchmark by connect that focusses on the availability of the network, voice quality, call set-up times and download and upload speeds. It is not the first time this year that KPN's mobile network has received recognition. In quarterly surveys by the Consumers' Association into the best mobile provider, KPN consistently scores very high.

To download a copy of the report, click below.

NL network test connect 2021