KPN rated as fastest 5G network across the Netherlands


Dutch Telecom KPN was named the fastest 5G network in Netherlands, by Ookla Speedtest, with an average download speed of 179 Mbps, topping the charts.

During the third quarter of 2020, more than 15,000 tests were carried out in the Netherlands by random users of the Ookla Speedtest application. KPN expects the fourth quarter test results to yield even higher average download speeds.

“We are proud that, despite the fact that we are still renewing our network, we are already the fastest 5G provider in the Netherlands. It underlines that we have made the right choice, with our focus on a true 5G experience with the 700MHz frequency band as a basis and a clustered rollout of the entire new mobile network across the Netherlands,” Babak Fouladi, Chief Technology & Digital Officer and Member of the Board of Management of KPN said in a statement.

KPN activated their 5G networks across the Netherlands by the end of July, providing all KPN customers with a mobile subscription to immediately experience the benefits: even more speed and even more capacity – at home, on the road, and at the office.

According to the telecom provider’s statement, For the business market, KPN was the first operator in the Netherlands to introduce various business services. This allows drones, for example, to carry out independent inspections on company sites or to ensure that emergency services, such as ambulances, arrive at their destination faster.

“That is the real benefit of the fast 5G, applications that our customers and our digitizing society can use to further build,” the statement added.

KPN already has more than two years of experience in testing 5G applications together with customers and partners to validate business cases in various industry segments. The telco established its 5G FieldLabs, which allows customers the ability to work with KPN to see how connectivity and 5G can help improve business processes or optimize the customer experience.