SYDNEY and AACHEN, Germany, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Australia's daily telecommunications journal CommsDay and international consulting, engineering and testing services company P3 communications announce the launch of a new annual benchmark for Australia's mobile networks. Unprecedented in scope, it will objectively evaluate the user experience on the Optus, Telstra and Vodafone networks, based on comprehensive testing conducted each year.
The 2014 benchmark will focus on the performance capability of the 3G and 4G networks for voice and data, measured through August and September. The final report will be released at the CommsDay Melbourne Congress on October 7 & 8; it will also be freely available online.
Test metrics will include voice quality, success rates, data speeds, website access, video performance and more. Testing locations and routes have been selected to cover a significant, representative share of the Australian population. Tens of thousands of measurements will be conducted across major metropolitan areas, smaller towns and cities, and connecting roads and highways.
The report will be written and published by CommsDay; testing will be conducted by P3 communications. Both partners bring extensive telecoms knowledge to the project.
P3 communications has deep expertise in mobile and fixed networks testing. It has been conducting similar mobile benchmarks since 2002 in Germany and in Austria and Switzerland since 2009 (see connect network test 2013). In 2013 alone, it compiled about 40,000 measurement hours in 42 countries, with its test vehicles covering over 500,000 miles.
Meanwhile, CommsDay has built a reputation for objective and insightful reporting and analysis across every area of telecommunications in Australia over the last two decades.
SOURCE P3 communications