Exploring Network Performance in the Mediterranean Corridor 

Have you ever considered the speed of your internet connection when you’re in proximity to the network towers within the Mediterranean corridor? The 5GMED project recently conducted a comprehensive series of network performance tests on both the Spanish and French sides of this corridor, resulting in some intriguing findings.

Testing Methodology

Our testing process employed the robust iPerf3 tool, subjecting the networks to high UDP traffic, while Ookla Speedtest provided a holistic evaluation of their performance. 

Downlink Performance Analysis

In our pursuit of understanding downlink speeds, we closely examined real-world downlink throughputs at various locations in close proximity to gNodeBs, which serve as the entry points of mobile networks. On the y-axis, we have graphed throughput in Mbps, with the test site locations represented on the x-axis. 

Both Spain and France demonstrated noteworthy network speeds in our tests. Among the standout locations in Spain, La Perthus SPA and BTS10 exhibited particularly impressive downlink speeds. In France, La Boulou maintained commendable downlink speeds. 

Uplink Performance Analysis

Shifting our focus to uplink performance in proximity to gNodeBs within the Mediterranean corridor, our chart visualizes real uplink throughputs across various locations. The y-axis represents throughput in Mbps, while the x-axis denotes network sites.   

Capmany and Pont de Molins emerged as the leaders in uplink speed, showcasing remarkable figures. 
It’s important to bear in mind that these results represent general trends, and actual speeds may vary depending on numerous factors. Nonetheless, one clear takeaway from our findings is that the future of connectivity holds the promise of unprecedented speed.