Hungary has performed outstandingly in the global mobile network test based on the principle of OpenSignal, although not necessarily in the way that huge sums of money have been spent on the network. HWSW.
An annual report published by OpenSignal, including a separate analysis of the impact of the introduction of 5G networks on mobile users, was conducted. OpenSignal experts evaluated 5G networks in 48 countries where they were deployed between 2019 and 2021. According to statistics, 98% of the countries in the charts have seen an increase in the average measured download speed on mobile networks during peak hours, but one country is slightly reducing its average speed. This is Hungary.
In Hungary, the metric called “download speed experience” – which more or less covers the average download bandwidth – dropped to 25.2 Mbps from 26.9 Mbps in 2018 last year.
However, this does not mean that the introduction of 5G in Hungary was meaningless. On the one hand, the number of millions of GB of traffic used by Hungarians with their smartphones increased during the measured period: while in the second quarter of 2018 they used 54.8 million GB of traffic, by 2021 this number had almost multiplied (152.1 million GB).
Highlight: Péter Vári, Deputy Director General of the National Media and Communications Authority (NMHH) speaks at the press conference of Vodafone Hungary, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology at the University of Technology on October 14, 2020 photo: MTI / Koszticsák Szilárd)