Is there life beyond the Moscow Ring Road: how the Internet behaves in the Moscow region

how the Internet behaves in the Moscow region

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Anna Savelyeva | 06/24/2020

Is there life beyond the Moscow Ring Road: how the Internet behaves in the Moscow region

With the beginning of self-isolation in March-April, up to 30% of Moscow subscribers chose to leave the city and leave for the Moscow region. With the onset of summer, even the most persistent chose instead of a high-speed home
Internet is calm, but nobody canceled the work.

Most of the holiday villages are not connected to fixed networks, so the most optimal option is cellular. Information and analytical agency TelecomDaily found out in which areas
the coating creates optimal conditions for remote work.

Maximum speeds and sufficient coverage are characteristic of the south, west and north of the region. Problems are most often noted in the east and northeast.

Best of all with mobile Internet in the areas: Serpukhov, Stupino, as well as in their neighboring Chekhov, Domodedovo, Kashirsky, Ozersky and Ramensky. In the southeast, Podolsk performed well
Vostryakovo and Bronnitsy, and in the west Obninsk, Ermolino, Volokolamsk and Klin.

In the north of the region, Istra reservoir, Solnechnogorsk, Dimitrov and Mytishchi can boast of high-quality communications. Worst of all, with the Internet along the Shchelkovo highway, in the areas of Orekhovo-Zuevo,
Shatura and in Noginsk.

MegaFon and MTS demonstrated the best speed characteristics, while MegaFon is ahead of other networks in connection stability.

Data transfer rates to the user:


MegaFon (44 Mbit / s) is the leader in average speed, MTS is slightly behind (43 Mbit / s), Tele2 (18 Mbit / s) and Beeline (15 Mbit / s) are more than two times behind them. .

Both parameters are responsible for loading data, opening pages.


The maximum speed is again better for MegaFon (293 Mbit / s), for MTS – 254 Mbit / s. The gap is increasing, and Beeline has a maximum speed of 141 Mbit / s, and Tele2 has 114 Mbit / s.

User data rates:

Here, both parameters are responsible for sending data (sending video, photos and documents).


In terms of average speed, the first MTS (18.5 Mbit / s) and MegaFon (18 Mbit / s). Beeline and Tele2 have 10 Mbps.


In terms of maximum speed, Beeline (63.5 Mbit / s) is the leader, then MegaFon (51 Mbit / s) and MTS (47 Mbit / s), Tele2 has 32 Mbit / s.

Connection Stability and Network Type:

The ping value is responsible for broadcasting, online games and comfortable surfing. The lower the ping value, the faster the response and Internet connection.


In terms of the average ping value, MegaFon is significantly ahead of the other three operators (56), the rest go at about the same level: MTS (90), Beeline (94), Tele2 (99).

The Kepler page is a reference page that determines the quality of surfing.


According to the results of the tested reference page, MegaFon and Tele2 have almost the maximum figure of 99. MTS has 98, Beeline has 96.

The study showed that cellular networks as a whole were able to cope with the growth of traffic (according to various estimates, increased within 15-20%) for the year, due to the expansion of coverage and the installation of additional
BS. On average, the “Big Four” more than 90% of the stations support LTE. MegaFon and Beeline have about 94% of such stations, MTS has less than 93%, Tele2 has less than 82%.

Testing took place during the week at the end of May and was concentrated 60 km from Moscow and to the borders with other regions.

Mobile communications, telecommunications

Telecom Daily


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