Optus named "best in test" in mobile benchmark

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 05 December, 2017

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Optus has been named the overall winner of the latest P3 connect Mobile Benchmark in Australia, taking the crown from Telstra for the first time.

Optus received an overall score of 887 out of a possible 1000, improving its score by 50 points and placing it very slightly ahead of Telstra’s score of 884 points.

But while Optus ranked ahead of Telstra in terms of voice quality, at 365 out of 400 to Telstra’s 354, Telstra ranked highest in Australia in terms of data with a score of 530 out of a possible 600. Optus’s data score was 522.

Vodafone trailed its rivals with a score of 817 — representing a score of 329 for voice and 488 for data — with an overall grade of “good” compared to “very good” for both Optus and Telstra.

In the major cities, Optus is leading in Melbourne, but Telstra is on top in Sydney and Brisbane, while Vodafone is the local leader in Adelaide and Perth.

“The P3 connect Mobile Benchmark Australia shows that Australia’s network operators are continuously improving. The ongoing investments in upgrading and expanding their networks to meet customers’ demand are driving the market towards an outstanding performance. This year, Optus gains the victory for the first time,” P3 Communications Managing Director Hakan Ekmen said.

“The best-in-test result reflects our particular focus on improving our regional service following our $1 billion investment commitment to regional Australia in July this year,” Optus Managing Director of Networks Dennis Wong added.

“Optus will continue to invest in its network to deliver further data and voice improvements to both city and country customers.”

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