Ookla: KPN again best mobile network of the Netherlands and still fastest on 5G

Results based on network experience of over 400,000 million Dutch users

Rotterdam, 12 July 2021 – Ookla® has once again recognized the KPN mobile network as the 'Best Mobile Network'* based on over four hundred thousand tests initiated by users of the various Dutch mobile networks in the first half of 2021. With this recognition, KPN retains its position as the operator with the best mobile coverage and the highest down- and upload speeds in the Netherlands. In addition, KPN still has the fastest 5G network according to Ookla**.

Building the network of the future
KPN is investing heavily in its infrastructure to meet the increasing growth in data traffic. In addition to the renewal of the mobile network, KPN is rolling out fiber on a large scale so that in time more than 80% of the Netherlands will have access to fiber via KPN and Glaspoort and be able to benefit from the hyper-connected society. In this context KPN recently celebrated connecting the 3 million households to this KPN network of the future.

Babak Fouladi, Chief Technology & Digital Officer and Member of KPN’s Board of Directors: "Digital connectivity is becoming increasingly important to be able to work, have fun and connect with each other. At the beginning of this year we were also named Best Mobile Network by Ookla. Since then, we have continued to modernize our mobile network and have equipped another ~500 mobile sites with the latest radio and antenna equipment. Both speed and coverage of our network are now even better than six months ago even as data traffic has significantly increased during that period. This confirms that our network investments contribute to our goal of providing customers with the best experience - both in our fixed network via fiber and in our mobile network."

Ookla analyzed almost half a million speed tests of users of the various Dutch mobile networks from approximately 150 thousand unique devices. According to this analysis, KPN's average mobile download and upload speed in the first six months of this year was 108.1 Mbps and 23.92 Mbps respectively. This is higher than six months ago, when Ookla also recognized KPN as the Best Mobile Network in the Netherlands. KPN also scored highest in terms of the quality of mobile coverage in the Netherlands with a Coverage Score™ of 822 points out of 1,000; the nearest competitor had a score of 626 points. This re-confirms KPN having the best mobile network of the Netherlands.

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*Netherlands' Best Mobile Network is based on the analyses (trimean) throughput speeds and coverage scores in the Speedtest Intelligence® data for the first six months of 2021 by Ookla®. The Ookla® trademark used under license and reprinted with permission.

**Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for median 5G download speeds in The Netherlands for Q2 2021. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.