The independent firm Commsquare regularly performs tests on the networks of Proximus. This means a car equipped with receptors drives by the Belgian roads to measure the quality. The car drives approximately 8,200km, performing 18,600 voice calls and 2,000 data tests per operator. Measurements made by Commsquare in Q2 2016 (03/05/2016 - 15/06/2016).
Speed is measured as it is experienced by the customer. Measurements are taken with 3G and 4G devices in free mode which automatically connect with the best available network (2G, 3G or 4G). These speeds can be lower than the measurements on the network itself, but are closer to the real customer experience.
The average 3G/4G download speed at Proximus is 16/33% faster than Base and 21/29% faster than Orange. The average download speed at Proximus is 10.9 Mbps with a 3G smartphone and 30.4 Mbps with a 4G smartphone. The average upload speed is 2.9 Mbps with a 3G smartphone and 14.2 Mbps with a 4G smartphone.