The year 2022, is another year in which Systemics-PAB conducts the annual assessment of mobile networks as a part of the Orange DSBO project (Data Services Benchmarking and Optimization) in Belgium, Luxemburg, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Spain.

The benchmarking measurements took place between July 11th and August 9th of 2022 on representative areas of Romania including cities and roads covering more than 50% of the population. Measurements took more than 120 hours delivering ~3500 voice and ~2200 data test per data services category. All the tests were conducted using benchmarking solution from SwissQual Rohde&Schwarz installed in the roof boxes on measurement cars.

The quality assessment and the comparison between operators was done using the ETSI Technical Report 103559 Annex B approach. It fulfils market needs for open and “standardized” countrywide mobile network benchmarking and scoring. TR103599 allows to get results which are transparent about how the actual scoring has been achieved including methods and underlying assumptions. In assessing the overall performance and overall score of each mobile network, 2 main categories of services (with subcategories) have been evaluated:

  • Voice services, affecting 40% of the overall score
  • Data services, affecting 60% of the overall score

In order to reflect 5G implementation values for data KPIs thresholds were adopted to reflect current stage of the network deployment

With applied scoring methodology the highest number of points in overall scoring was achieved by Orange and was equal to 935.0 out of 1000 of maximum achievable. The other operators scored 919.32, 806.7 and 746.8. Orange got the best score in both voice and data tests. Orange got the best score in both voice and data tests and can therefore be certified as the operator with the highest overall quality of mobile services in the test.


Orange Romania presented very good results for data services achieving highest data speeds in capacity tests and shortest session times for file transfer tests. These results were possible due to the deployment of 5G NR bands in cities and use of widest bandwidth in data services tested.

More details on results could be found in the attached document.
pdf-ico  DSBO Romania 2022 – Nationwide Benchmark Certificate extended version (750 KB)