KPN improves mobile coverage in more than 100 locations

KPN has further improved the coverage of its mobile network. In the past 2.5 years, new antenna masts have been installed in more than 100 locations in the Netherlands, increasing capacity and coverage. KPN is thus further expanding its position as the best mobile network.

Since 2021, KPN has built 105 new antenna sites. These antennas are placed in both cities and more rural areas. In urban areas, this is mainly to further improve the capacity of the network in busy places, such as in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven.

KPN installed 50 new antenna masts in more rural areas in the Netherlands, including Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe, Overijssel, Gelderland, Limburg, North Brabant and Zeeland. This significantly improved mobile coverage in those areas, especially indoors. A total of 366 square kilometers of good indoor coverage has been added, comparable to 56,262 football fields. KPN expects to further expand the network in dozens of locations in the coming years, so that coverage and capacity will increase further.

“Our mobile network is available to everyone in the Netherlands, including cities, outside areas, in villages, on the road and abroad,” said Wouter Stammeijer, Chief Technology & Digital Officer and Executive Board member at KPN. “National coverage has always been an important spearhead for us. In recent years, we have further improved the mobile coverage at more than a hundred locations, including in more remote areas, for example by installing additional antenna masts. This ensures that our customers can call, use the internet, play games and stream videos almost anywhere in the Netherlands without any worries.”

Best mobile coverage in the Netherlands
The latest analysis by Ookla® for the first half of 2023 shows that KPN has the best coverage of all mobile providers in the Netherlands. Partly for this reason, Ookla named KPN the best mobile network in the Netherlands for the sixth time in a row. Ookla compares the average performance of many hundreds of thousands of users of the various Dutch mobile networks. Ookla also compared the quality of the mobile coverage of the users on the various mobile networks and with a coverage score of 813 points, KPN scored the best in the Netherlands. KPN also records the highest download and upload speeds, with 136.12 Mbps and 21.45 Mbps respectively. KPN also came out on top in the speed test with 5G, with an average of 175.54 Mbps down and 33.69 Mbps up. Furthermore KPN's mobile network was recently tested as the best in the world in another test.

Ookla - image - KPN Netherlands' Best Mobile Network 2023

About KPN 
KPN has been the leading provider of telecommunications and IT services in the Netherlands for almost 140 years. Everyone in the Netherlands uses the KPN network on a daily basis, either directly or indirectly, from the high-speed fibre networks in the ground to payment card machines in shops, or the matrix boards above the motorways. Via the network of the Netherlands, in which KPN continuously invests by rolling out fibre and the introduction of new technologies such as the 5G mobile network, KPN serves consumers and business customers with services for telephony, data, television, internet-of-things, cloud, workplaces and security. KPN has an open network on which other providers also offer services. More information is available at www.kpn.com   

About Ookla
Ookla Speedtest® analyzed more than 217,000 tests of users of the various Dutch mobile networks in the past six months. Then Ookla reports who is showing the fastest mobile network speeds and what the mobile coverage is like. KPN has been the best for four years in a row, KPN scored best in Q1/Q2 2023, Q1/Q2 2022 and Q3/Q4 of 2022, Q1/Q2 and Q3/Q4 of 2021, as well as in Q3/Q4 of 2020.

*Based on Ookla® analysis of Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q1/Q2 2023, Q3/Q4 2022, Q1/Q2 2022, Q3/Q4 2021, Q1/Q2 2021, and Q3/Q4 2020. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.