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Vodafone named fastest mobile and fixed network operator – Scoop.co.nz

Vodafone named fastest mobile and fixed network
operator in New Zealand

Vodafone New Zealand has
won the 2017 Speedtest Award for the fastest mobile and
fixed network speeds in the country.

The Speedtest Award
is decided using Speedtest® results from Ookla® – a
popular independent internet testing tool used by millions
of consumers in New Zealand and around the world.

To
determine the 2017 Speedtest Award winner, Ookla used robust
award methodology to ensure variables
like location, access technology and ISP sample sizes are
fairly taken into account during the evaluation process.

Vodafone Consumer Director Matt Williams said, “Our
customers are using more and more data as they live in a
connected way, constantly using social media, maps,
streaming music and streaming video, and much more. To power
those connected lives, having the best data quality
connection is essential. That’s why we are working hard
for our customers to deliver New Zealand’s leading mobile
network. And it’s a great acknowledgement from
Ookla.”

Vodafone led the field in broadband performance,
with a fixed line Speed Score* rating of 48.50
(Mbps).

Vodafone also led in mobile performance, achieving
a mobile Speed Score of 32.44 (Mbps) – more than four
points ahead of its closest competitor. Its download speed*
on LTE capable devices came in even higher at 34.76 (Mbps)
– again more than four clear points ahead of its closest
competitor.

Vodafone also led the way with a mobile upload
speed* of 11.54 (Mbps).

The 2017 Speedtest Award takes
historical Speedtest data from the award testing period
between January to June 2017. In this six month period more
than 2.4 million consumer-initiated tests taken with
Speedtest were completed using fixed line connections, and
almost 100,000 on mobile.

Executive Vice President at
Ookla, Jamie Steven said, “Ookla is pleased to acknowledge
Vodafone New Zealand as New Zealand’s Fastest Mobile Network
and Fastest Internet for 2017. Their demonstrated commitment
to delivering both exceptional mobile and fixed broadband
speeds is impressive and a huge benefit to their
customers.”

The Speedtest Award results are similar to
that of independent network testing company, P3
Communications, who earlier this year named Vodafone ‘Best
in Test’ in New Zealand.

Each year, Vodafone Plc
commissions P3 Communications to assess Vodafone’s mobile
network performance against its closest competitors.

In
2017 Vodafone achieved the highest scores in both voice and
mobile data services, earning P3 Communications’ ‘Best
in Test’ certificate for the second year
running.

Notes to Editor:

* The Speed
Score incorporates a measure of download and upload speed to
rank network speed performance (90% of the Score is
attributed to download speed and the remaining 10% to upload
speed).

Upload and download speeds are calculated using
modified trimean. Ookla takes speeds from the 10th
percentile, 50th percentile (also known as the median), and
90th percentile, and combine them in a weighted average
using a 1:2:1 ratio, respectively. Most emphasis is placed
on the median as that is what most network providers’
customers will experience on a day-to-day
basis.

About Ookla:

Ookla, the company
behind Speedtest, is the global leader in internet testing
and analysis. Used over 15 billion times worldwide,
Speedtest is the most accurate way to measure internet
performance and network diagnostics. Ookla provides people
with independent insight into the speed and quality of their
mobile and fixed broadband connections. This gives consumers
the information they need to understand and troubleshoot
their internet experience. Ookla transforms these billions
of real-world tests into vital research
tools.

ENDS

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