Region has best fixed-line speeds in Portugal
JM report that in the first quarter of 2020, about 286,000 tests were carried out on the Internet speed through NET.mede, mostly on fixed access points rather than wi-fi.
This number reflects an increase of 58% to which contributed the numerous tests carried out since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020.
Of the tests carried out on NET.mede on fixed accesses, half obtained a download speed of at least 49 Mbps and an upload speed of at least 23 Mbps. In average terms, speeds were around 89 Mbps and 44 Mbps, respectively.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira presented the best results in fixed accesses, both in terms of download (83 Mbps) and upload (49 Mbps) speeds, followed by the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon in download, with 66 Mbps, and the Central region in upload, with 38 Mbps. The Algarve presented the lowest values for both parameters, with 37 Mbps for download and 16 Mbps for upload
This is the first quarterly report on the tests carried out by NET.mede users to their Internet access service, namely in terms of download and upload speeds . This information, which includes speed tests performed through a browser or the NET.mede app ( https://netmede.pt/app ), complements the statistics, which are still available online , relating only to tests performed through a browser ( https : //netmede.pt/ ). The more detailed report can be found here. The disclosure of this quarterly report aims to reinforce and improve the information made available to consumers in this area.
NET.mede is an ANACOM service that allows users to test some quality parameters of their Internet access service (fixed or mobile), from a computer, smartphone or tablet . NET.mede became available at the end of 2013, namely through a speed test that can be done from the browser . In the meantime, the NET.mede app and the respective My NET.mede reserved area were also made available for more complete tests and to consult their results. These were renovated in late 2019.