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A recent study measured the speed of mobile networks in the ten largest cities in Finland — here are the results!

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DNA’s mobile subscription achieved the highest average downlink data transfer speed in Omnitele Oy’s fresh measurement, which was carried out in the ten largest cities of Finland.

DNA’s 5G network coverage area covers more than 1.6 million people in nearly 80 municipalities already, and more network is constructed constantly. Image: DNA
DNA’s 5G network coverage area covers more than 1.6 million people in nearly 80 municipalities already, and more network is constructed constantly. Image: DNA

Omnitele’s research report (in Finnish) was published today, and it is attached to this press release.

“DNA’s customers use the most mobile data in the world*, which is why we work hard to ensure that even the connections they use are fast. Measurements and tests are an excellent way to ensure this. I am pleased to say that, with the construction of the 5G network, the average data transfer speeds have clearly improved for all operators, and the highest average speed of incoming traffic was achieved with a DNA subscription in Omnitele’s measurement,” says Vice President, Mobile Business Cedric Kamtsan, from DNA.

DNA’s network achieved the average download speed of 313 Mbps from the base station to the mobile device. Elisa’s subscription achieved the second highest speed of 267 Mbps, while Telia came in third place with 215 Mbps. The results of Omnitele’s measurement and the order of the operators’ results varied by city and location**.

In terms of user experience, the download speed of incoming traffic is one of the most important indicators, as most of the traffic in mobile networks is typically directed specifically from the base station to the user. The faster the connection, the faster websites, videos and other content will load. The recommended minimum speed for viewing HD-quality video is 5 Mbps, while a speed of at least 25 Mbps is typically recommended for seamless playback of Ultra-HD (4K) video.

“Fast internet is one of the most important basic prerequisites of everyday life today. Particularly because of the exceptional circumstances this year, people have kept in touch much more through video calls and apps. At the same time, a high-speed internet also makes it easier to use cloud services. The popularity of streaming services also continues to grow, and content is of even higher resolution than before. The internet must therefore function flawlessly,” Kamtsan says.

Omnitele’s study compared three large Finnish operators: DNA, Elisa and Telia. The fastest consumer subscription of each operator was selected for the test. The measurements were conducted with advanced smartphones that are able to utilise 5G networks. The measurements were carried out in November–December 2020, and the study covered the ten largest Finnish cities. In total, more than 40 per cent of Finland’s population live in these cities. The cities were Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, Oulu, Turku, Jyväskylä, Lahti, Kuopio and Pori.

DNA’s 5G network coverage area covers more than 1.6 million people in nearly 80 municipalities already, and more network is constructed constantly. Coverage map of DNA’s 5G network and additional information is available at www.dna.fi/5G.

*) Source: Tefficient report H1/2020. Tefficient is an international analysis, benchmarking and consultancy company in the telecommunications sector, with reports available for download at https://tefficient.com/mobile-data-operators-1h-2020/.

**) Omnitele’s study on data transfer speeds in mobile networks, 11/2020. The study was carried out in the ten largest cities in Finland. The results are based on the average data transfer speeds of incoming traffic (from the base station to the terminal device) in the measurements. The study results and ranking of the operators varied between the cities and locations. The different cities had rather significant variations in the average download speeds, and the extent of the 5G coverage varied relatively much from city to city. The study was carried out with the operators’ fastest 5G consumer subscriptions and smartphones with 5G.

Further information for the media:

Cedric Kamtsan, Vice President, Mobile Business, DNA Plc, tel. +358 (0)44 906 2377, cedric.kamtsan@dna.fi

DNA Corporate Communications, tel. +358 (0)44 044 8000, viestinta@dna.fi

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DNA’s 5G network coverage area covers more than 1.6 million people in nearly 80 municipalities already, and more network is constructed constantly. Image: DNA
DNA’s 5G network coverage area covers more than 1.6 million people in nearly 80 municipalities already, and more network is constructed constantly. Image: DNA
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Omnitele’s study on data transfer speeds in mobile networks, 11/2020. The study was carried out in the ten largest cities in Finland. The results are based on the average data transfer speeds of incoming traffic (from the base station to the terminal device) in the measurements. The study results and ranking of the operators varied between the cities and locations. The different cities had rather significant variations in the average download speeds, and the extent of the 5G coverage varied relatively much from city to city. The study was carried out with the operators’ fastest 5G consumer subscriptions and smartphones with 5G. More information: www.dna.fi/5G.
Omnitele’s study on data transfer speeds in mobile networks, 11/2020. The study was carried out in the ten largest cities in Finland. The results are based on the average data transfer speeds of incoming traffic (from the base station to the terminal device) in the measurements. The study results and ranking of the operators varied between the cities and locations. The different cities had rather significant variations in the average download speeds, and the extent of the 5G coverage varied relatively much from city to city. The study was carried out with the operators’ fastest 5G consumer subscriptions and smartphones with 5G. More information: www.dna.fi/5G.
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Oy Omnitele Ab is an independent consulting company specialising in the operation and development of mobile networks. It is owned by a number of Finnish investors and operators.

DNA is one of the leading telecommunications companies in Finland. We want to make our customers' daily lives less complicated. We offer connections, services and devices for homes and workplaces, contributing to the digitalisation of society. DNA's customers are continuously among the world mobile data usage leaders. We are Finland's largest cable TV operator. DNA has more than 4 million subscriptions in its fixed and mobile communications networks. The company was ranked the best employer in Finland in the large companies category of the 2019 Great Place to Work survey. In 2019, our net sales were EUR 942 million and we employ about 1,600 people around Finland. DNA is a part of Telenor Group, a leading telecommunications company across the Nordics. More information: www.dna.fi, Twitter @DNA_fi, Facebook @DNA.fi and LinkedIn @DNA-Oyj.

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