According to ONO, Spanish ADSL operators only offer 52% of the contractual speed

Few months ago OR NOT a speed test, thanks to the results obtained a new one in which it is highlighted that ADSL operators only offer their customers 52% of the contractual speed. The company determined the percentage based on 35,851 user tests using Ookla's technology.

According to this study Phone it would be the one that offers the best ratio to the user, giving 60% of the contracted speed, this data comes from the 16,820 speed tests carried out by users of this operator. the following Vodafone with 52%, although the data comes from far fewer than 3,296 users. France Telecom operators, Yes Orange they obtain 47% and 40%, with a number of tests carried out similar to those of Vodafone.

The two operators who offer their customers less speed than the one under contract are Jazztel Yes Télé2, which give 39% and 38%, with 5,227 tests carried out by Jazztel customers and 1,095 by Tele2. We can check all this data from the test statistics page, where all the tests that have been carried out so far are located.

Speed ​​results that ONO may not have been provided, as it clearly looks like the operator took advantage of the results of this tool to prevail over its competitors. And indeed the results can be real to a certain extent, but some things must be taken into account, such as the conditions in which the user performs the speed test or the characteristics of the ADSL.

ADSL runs on the same copper pair that carries the telephone line to our house, so any excessive noise or cable damage can affect not only the speed but also the stability of the connection. Furthermore, it must be taken into account that the more distance there is between the central unit and our house, the lower the speed due to the characteristics of the technology itself.

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In cities there are many exchanges, but we do not have them in every neighborhood, easily a large part of the connections that an exchange can have can be above 1000 meters. In the graph on the right we can see how the level of speed drop increases as the distance increases. In the case of operators who use coaxial cable connections, this does not happen, because they use more distributed nodes than central nodes.

Operators who currently have ADSL among their products are starting to use FFTHwhich would solve the problem of distance since it brings fiber directly to the home, but it is a technology that is only available in a minority in Spain and these are the connections that we have here, unreliable, slow and expensive.

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