Essen Broadband

Essen residents have run speed tests on 10 providers. This number is 249.65% above the Germany average of 2.86 providers. ISPs available in Essen include Telefonica Germany, Liberty Global, and Deutsche Telekom. The most common provider in Essen is Telefonica Germany, with a maximum recorded speed of 239.59 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 15.79—46.96 Mbps. Essen's fastest provider is Liberty Global, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 895.19 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Essen is 26.01 Mbps, which is 24.03% above the Germany national average of 20.97 Mbps, and 7.70% below the average of 28.18 Mbps in Duesseldorf District. Internet speeds in Essen are typically faster than Alstaden, but slower than Mettmann. Nearby cities include Stadtmitte with speeds 0—3.4 Mbps, Ruettenscheid with speeds 12.44—49.95 Mbps, and Huttrop with speeds 24.22—127.18 Mbps.


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Internet in Essen


Fastest city in Germany


Best speed range city in Duesseldorf District

895.19 Mbps

Essen's fastest speed

16.46—72.34 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Essen residents

How Essen Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
Frankfurt am Main946.15 Mbps20.27—116.26 Mbps32.16 MbpsFaster
Dortmund917.19 Mbps19.93—98.12 Mbps31.03 MbpsFaster
Düsseldorf919.1 Mbps18.72—94.09 Mbps28.67 MbpsFaster
Essen895.19 Mbps16.46—72.34 Mbps26.01 Mbps-
Berlin906.92 Mbps12.13—49.56 Mbps18.46 MbpsSlower
Hamburg912.73 Mbps13.23—53.36 Mbps20.33 MbpsSlower
Munich661.42 Mbps13.44—84.45 Mbps20.71 MbpsSlower
Cologne922.05 Mbps17.1—65.8 Mbps23.94 MbpsSlower
Stuttgart447.08 Mbps8.24—47.9 Mbps12.27 MbpsSlower

Essen Over Time

How Essen Compares for Internet Speed in Duesseldorf District

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
111Am Duelmen651.67 Mbps17.52—66.84 Mbps26.27 MbpsFaster
112Mettmann808.05 Mbps15.53—58.27 Mbps26.08 MbpsFaster
113Essen895.19 Mbps16.46—72.34 Mbps26.01 Mbps-
114Alstaden726.15 Mbps17.47—82.11 Mbps25.81 MbpsSlower
115Altenessen771.57 Mbps16.11—68.63 Mbps25.56 MbpsSlower

Essen Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Essen test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Essen ran 3 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Essen resident's final test is 10% faster than their starting download speed, we count that as a succesful and faster speed test result. We count an unsuccessful, slower result if the final result is 10% slower than the starting result; we'd hope their ISP contacts them ASAP! For speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Essen's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 42.8% were fast, 21.24% slow, and 35.96% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Deutsche Telekom07 Aug 2020 22:13:3129 mins57.97 Mbps58.11 Mbps
Vodafone07 Aug 2020 20:11:58230 secs72.12 Mbps71.82 Mbps
Liberty Global07 Aug 2020 18:46:3136 mins211.92 Mbps213.4 Mbps
Telefonica Germany07 Aug 2020 18:38:584100 secs2.46 Mbps20.41 MbpsImproved
Telefonica Germany07 Aug 2020 18:08:2221 secs32.06 Mbps30.59 Mbps
Vodafone07 Aug 2020 15:38:20714 mins6.32 Mbps7.85 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Telefonica Germany07 Aug 2020 14:31:54425 mins85.32 Mbps89.22 Mbps
Deutsche Telekom07 Aug 2020 14:31:54275 secs136.34 Mbps112.36 MbpsNeeds help
Deutsche Telekom07 Aug 2020 14:14:17242 secs39.75 Mbps41.3 Mbps
Telefonica Germany07 Aug 2020 12:28:39252 secs22.12 Mbps18.09 MbpsNeeds help
Liberty Global07 Aug 2020 08:36:11351 secs28.89 Mbps64.26 MbpsImproved
Deutsche Telekom06 Aug 2020 21:29:1523 mins0.59 Mbps45.19 MbpsImproved
Deutsche Telekom06 Aug 2020 20:38:25363 secs9.78 Mbps43.98 MbpsImproved
Liberty Global06 Aug 2020 18:54:4246 mins10.84 Mbps6.5 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Deutsche Telekom06 Aug 2020 17:57:09359 secs44.13 Mbps72.45 MbpsImproved
Vodafone06 Aug 2020 17:55:39584 secs94.53 Mbps95.63 Mbps
Liberty Global06 Aug 2020 17:13:27415 mins351.16 Mbps210.8 MbpsNeeds help
Deutsche Telekom06 Aug 2020 17:26:46223 secs169.35 Mbps139.61 MbpsNeeds help
Deutsche Telekom06 Aug 2020 15:40:55214 mins97.36 Mbps97.25 Mbps
Liberty Global06 Aug 2020 13:52:50227 secs370.92 Mbps356.89 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Essen

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1TELE AG284.63 Mbps87.27—97.39 Mbps
2Liberty Global895.19 Mbps39.33—157.71 Mbps
3KomMITT Ratingen229.45 Mbps10.05—94.29 Mbps
4VIA NET.WORKS61.52 Mbps0—54.97 Mbps
5Colt77.12 Mbps21.87—74.9 Mbps
6DOKOM Gesellschaft fur Telekommunikation198.33 Mbps11.69—73 Mbps
7Deutsche Telekom573.35 Mbps16.22—65.71 Mbps
8Telefonica Germany239.59 Mbps15.79—46.96 Mbps
9Plusnet93.55 Mbps7.38—35.81 Mbps
10Vodafone240.63 Mbps6.92—36.97 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Essen

Essen has 10 ISPs tested by its 593,085 residents.
Liberty Global is the fastest provider in Essen with 895.19 Mbps, and an average speed range of 39.33—157.71 Mbps.
The best provider in Essen in TELE AG, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 87.27 to 97.39 Mbps.
Users in Essen see an average internet speed of 16.46 up to 1649 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 895.19 Mbps.
Telefonica Germany is available in Essen, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 239.59 Mbps.
Liberty Global is available in Essen, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 895.19 Mbps.
Deutsche Telekom is available in Essen, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 573.35 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Essen is Telefonica Germany.

Last updated: 07 Aug 2020