Activity 7: Data analysis

Indicative start date: 01.08.2017

Indicative end date: 31.12.2018

Related Milestone(s): 7

The data obtained via crowd sourced measurement will be further analysed for professional use by the telecommunication regulators. These analyses will focus primarily on the following aspects of the quality of service of high-speed Internet.

The activity is led by CTU

  1. Geographic coverage by high-speed Internet and its speed at the user´s end – during the analysis, the data will be compared especially with the theoretical models published by individual mobile operators and ISPs, and at the same time with other data created from professional measurement administered directly by regulators. The aim of these analyses will be to contribute towards evaluating the reaching of the targets of the Digital Agenda for Europe in ensuring the availability of high-speed Internet and at the same time to identify uncovered areas, primarily in rural regions. However, no budget is included under this action to acquire any data that might be commercially available.
    An integral part of the data analysis will be represented by interoperable measurement of mobile broadband in rural areas. These tests performed by the beneficiaries will focus mainly on areas still not covered by the crowd sourced measurement and further on roaming measurement. During the entire duration of the Action, at least 1 000 tests will be evaluated, with the aim to verify in practice the functioning of mobile applications and the proposed method of the measurement.
  2. An anonymized analysis of the network traffic, whose main aim is to evaluate the adherence to the net neutrality rules in accordance with the Action 115 of the Digital Agenda for Europe and the Regulation (EU) 2015/2120 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 laying down measures concerning open internet access. In accordance with the Action 89 of the Digital Agenda the national telecom regulators will then focus on evaluating also the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) used by (mainly) mobile operators, who in general do not support this new Internet protocol.

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