AKOS successfully closes MoQoS project

AKOS successfully closes MoQoS project

On 3 January, 2019, the Slovenian regulator AKOS informed about the closing of the two-year MoQoS project, co-financed by the EU from the Connecting Europe Facility. At the end of December 2018, the representatives of AKOS as one of the project partners, together with the Czech regulator ČTÚ and the Slovak regulator RÚ participated in the last MoQoS workshop, held in Vienna. The project co-ordinator was CZ.NIC, Czech Republic, and the technology partner was Specure GmbH, Austria, providing the Open Nettest platform.

The project aimed at facilitating cooperation among national telecom regulators across Europe by creating, publishing and reusing open data related to broadband internet. The project established a cross-border platform for crowdsourcing data related to the quality of service of high-speed internet. Part of the platform was the extension and enhancement of applications for collecting data on mobile and fixed broadband. 

These applications are operated directly by national regulators from the Czech Republic (netmetr.cz), Slovakia (meracinternetu.sk) and Slovenia (akostest.net), who guarantee the accuracy of the data and at the same time use them for comparison with data provided by operators and ISPs, as well as for other analyses e.g. indicating meeting (or not meeting) the broadband coverage in rural areas.

The platform also contains visualisation of aggregated data allowing end users to easily check the internet quality and broadband coverage at a given location and enable the data to be published on national and European open data portals.

One of the main objectives of the project was to have at least 300,000 measurements in the participating countries. In Slovenia, AKOS reports more than 900,000 measurements made since 1 January 2017 to date.

All developed applications within the MoQoS project are available as open source software, which means that the source code is publicly accessible. This ensures transparency of the testing methodology. 

All measurement results are available as open data through the JSON interface. Thus, the interested public can access and use these data for their own needs. All measurement results are anonymised before they are publicly disclosed as open data.


Published on: January 4, 2019

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