Germany Duesseldorf District Essen

Broadband Providers in Essen

Residents in Essen have run speed tests on 13 broadband providers. This number is 283.48% above the Germany average of 3.39 internet service providers. Broadband Providers available in Essen include Telefonica Germany, Vodafone, and Deutsche Telekom. The most common broadband provider in Essen is Telefonica Germany, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 346.93 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 24.15—58.27 Mbps.

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Essen Broadband Statistics

Essen's fastest provider is KomMITT Ratingen, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 510.21 Mbps.

Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Essen is 38.43 Mbps, which is 6.37% above the Germany national average of 36.13 Mbps, and 12.22% below the average of 43.78 Mbps in Duesseldorf District.

Internet speeds in Essen are typically faster than Wuelfrath, but slower than Erkrath. Nearby locations include Ruettenscheid with speeds 17.07—60.95 Mbps, and Huttrop with speeds 26.29—89.69 Mbps.

 
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Broadband Providers

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Telefonica Germany
About average
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65,618 Speed Tests
6 reviews
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71 /100
6.0 /10
Vodafone
Above average
Average
 
43,959 Speed Tests
35 reviews
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62 /100
8.50 /10
Deutsche Telekom
Above average
Above Average
 
25,206 Speed Tests
18 reviews
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78 /100
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Liberty Global
Above average
 
8,143 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
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44 /100
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TELE AG
About average
 
1,335 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
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68 /100
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DOKOM Gesellschaft fur Telekommunikation
Above average
 
178 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
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41 /100
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Plusnet
About average
 
114 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
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56 /100
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Verizon Business - EMEA
About average
 
34 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
Fastest median speed
 
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86 /100
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KomMITT Ratingen
Above average
 
28 Speed Tests
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50 /100
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ecotel communication ag
About average
 
7 Speed Tests
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Colt
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4 Speed Tests
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Broadband Network Infrastructure in Essen

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Best speed range city in Duesseldorf District

919.69 Mbps

Essen's fastest speed

25.62—91.85 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Essen residents

Essen Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Essen

YearEssen AverageGermany AverageDifference
201825.55 Mbps22.88 Mbps11.67% Faster
201931.98 Mbps26.64 Mbps20.05% Faster
202059.25 Mbps82 Mbps27.74% Slower
202164.69 Mbps68.72 Mbps5.86% Slower

Essen Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeEssenDuesseldorf DistrictGermany
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps22.72%22.55%25.10%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps21.80%21.55%23.23%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps27.46%23.35%22.55%
Good: 60-80 Mbps5.38%5.70%5.33%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps20.40%21.53%19.68%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps2.24%5.34%4.11%

How Essen Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Hamburg1806.59 Mbps26.11—93.02 Mbps40.68 MbpsFaster
Munich962.51 Mbps27.73—92.96 Mbps41.59 MbpsFaster
Frankfurt am Main1801 Mbps34.13—141.86 Mbps49.78 MbpsFaster
Dortmund987.88 Mbps31.17—135.51 Mbps45.63 MbpsFaster
Düsseldorf1898.71 Mbps33.56—121.72 Mbps49.32 MbpsFaster
Essen919.69 Mbps25.62—91.85 Mbps38.43 Mbps-
Berlin1030.69 Mbps24.18—94.55 Mbps38.27 MbpsSlower
Cologne969.28 Mbps26.03—92.33 Mbps38.02 MbpsSlower
Stuttgart1020.66 Mbps22.28—104.52 Mbps35.4 MbpsSlower

Essen Broadband Speeds Over Time

We class broadband speed distributions as follows: very slow under 10 Mbps; slow 10-30 Mbps; adequate 30-60 Mbps; good 60-80 Mbps; fast 80-300 Mbps; very fast over 300 Mbps.

How Essen Compares for Internet Speed in Duesseldorf District

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
113Wuppertal923.72 Mbps25.85—104.49 Mbps38.65 MbpsFaster
114Erkrath912.45 Mbps25.81—106.32 Mbps38.47 MbpsFaster
115Essen919.69 Mbps25.62—91.85 Mbps38.43 Mbps-
116Wuelfrath939.99 Mbps24.61—92.57 Mbps38.11 MbpsSlower
117Haan924.67 Mbps23.93—88.67 Mbps38.03 MbpsSlower

Essen Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Essen testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Essen ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband 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 broadband speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Essen's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 40.51% were fast, 27.12% slow, and 32.37% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Deutsche Telekom17 Jan 2022 22:49:52258 secs0.08 Mbps6.59 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TELE AG17 Jan 2022 22:48:23238 secs2.62 Mbps6.72 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Telefonica Germany17 Jan 2022 22:00:02241 secs57.61 Mbps57.59 Mbps
Vodafone17 Jan 2022 21:53:48227 secs8.64 Mbps8.19 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Telefonica Germany17 Jan 2022 21:52:43224 secs55.46 Mbps56.12 Mbps
Vodafone17 Jan 2022 21:52:22229 secs16.83 Mbps0.67 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Telefonica Germany17 Jan 2022 21:40:42210 mins20.61 Mbps33.61 MbpsImproved
TELE AG17 Jan 2022 21:39:20226 secs90.15 Mbps71.29 MbpsNeeds help
Telefonica Germany17 Jan 2022 21:32:1942 mins1.97 Mbps0.28 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Telefonica Germany17 Jan 2022 21:22:40611 mins47.86 Mbps50.91 Mbps
Telefonica Germany17 Jan 2022 21:13:06224 secs89.38 Mbps89.83 Mbps
Telefonica Germany17 Jan 2022 20:56:39237 secs14.51 Mbps35.41 MbpsImproved
Telefonica Germany17 Jan 2022 20:36:57252 secs57.99 Mbps58 Mbps
Vodafone17 Jan 2022 20:32:03241 secs8.52 Mbps44.46 MbpsImproved
Telefonica Germany17 Jan 2022 18:54:264078 mins102.42 Mbps91.33 MbpsNeeds help
Telefonica Germany17 Jan 2022 19:26:171222 mins32.22 Mbps99.07 MbpsImproved
Vodafone17 Jan 2022 19:06:3525 mins211.92 Mbps199.89 Mbps
Telefonica Germany17 Jan 2022 19:00:0544 mins26.43 Mbps25.76 Mbps
Telefonica Germany17 Jan 2022 18:50:50220 secs0.33 Mbps9.57 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Telefonica Germany17 Jan 2022 18:24:47213 mins9.82 Mbps28.71 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Essen

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1KomMITT Ratingen510.21 Mbps78.33—369.65 Mbps
2Liberty Global859.21 Mbps51.79—198.57 Mbps
3Vodafone919.69 Mbps25.77—150.43 Mbps
4TELE AG493.95 Mbps50.01—116.97 Mbps
5Verizon Business - EMEA265.13 Mbps31.44—131.28 Mbps
6ecotel communication ag92.25 Mbps38.66—91.19 Mbps
7Deutsche Telekom898.29 Mbps23.32—96.03 Mbps
8DOKOM Gesellschaft fur Telekommunikation215.06 Mbps11.95—93.45 Mbps
9NetCologne86.89 Mbps0—0.77 Mbps
10Telefonica Germany346.93 Mbps24.15—58.27 Mbps
11Plusnet159.17 Mbps14.24—77.68 Mbps
12DTS Systeme33.62 Mbps15.77—30.68 Mbps
13Colt41.01 Mbps4.33—22.08 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Essen

How many broadband providers in Essen are there?

Essen has 13 ISPs tested by its 593,085 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Essen?

KomMITT Ratingen is the fastest broadband provider in Essen with 510.21 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 78.33—369.65 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Essen?

The best internet provider in Essen is KomMITT Ratingen, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 78.33 to 369.65 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Essen?

Users in Essen see an average internet speed of 25.62 up to 2422 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 919.69 Mbps.

Is Telefonica Germany available in Essen?

Broadband service from Telefonica Germany is available in Essen, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 346.93 Mbps.

Is Vodafone available in Essen?

Broadband service from Vodafone is available in Essen, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 919.69 Mbps.

Is Deutsche Telekom available in Essen?

Broadband service from Deutsche Telekom is available in Essen, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 898.29 Mbps.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Essen?

The broadband provider with the most users in Essen is Telefonica Germany.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2022

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