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Portugal: Vodafone leads 4G speeds as MEO tops 3G

As Vodafone announces its Christmas campaign offering free services during the festive season, it also leads our latest network performance tests based on data collected between August and October,...

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Spectrum analysis: Why Sprint's 2.5 GHz spectrum is key to T-Mobile's future

The review and approval process for the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile is moving along, with both companies optimistic that the deal will be closed in the first half of 2019. As such, there's no way...

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Canada: Bell lead speeds as Videotron top latency

Across Canada, Bell reported the fastest average download and upload speeds of the leading mobile network operators according to our latest report based on data collected in October. Videotron leads...

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O2 Network Outage- What we know so far

Tutela collects mobile network connectivity and performance metrics from more than 2 million mobile devices in the UK running our software, allowing us to monitor mobile network quality in real-time....

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Germany: O2 lags as Telekom and Vodafone top download speeds

Vodafone and Telekom battled it out for first place in Tutela's latest Mobile Experience Report, which analyzed 1.55 million speed tests and over 36.2 million response tests taken from August 1st to...

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Venezuela: Digitel's 4G network delivers fastest average download speeds

Digitel GSM takes home the award for fastest average download and upload speed in Tutela's October report, thanks in large part to the availability of its 4G network. While Movistar's 4G network...

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Spectrum analysis - how Verizon’s diverse spectrum holdings are the key to success

In the recent report on the state of LTE networks in the United States, Tutela demonstrated that Verizon has the lead over its competitors in average download speed and consistent quality. By all...

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The role of spectrum in Spain’s 5G future

The rollout of 5G networks is set to begin in earnest in 2019, and network operators and equipment vendors worldwide are bracing for the transition. Spain is no exception: some network operators are...

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Should we allow shared access to 5G spectrum?

There is currently a vigorous debate in the UK about whether shared access to 5G spectrum should be allowed. Much hinges on the expectation of how widely mobile operators might deploy. By examining...

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Italy: TIM lead network tests between August and October

Telecom Italia’s new CEO adopts a leading position for network performance according to our latest crowdsourced results for Italy, as TIM perform best for both upload and download speeds and overtake...

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Peru: Entel lead speeds as Bitel performs well for network stability

As ported lines in Peru hit a new 4 year high, our latest crowdsourced results from September show which operators are performing best for network experience, with Entel taking the lead for most...

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Measuring the impact of spectrum investment in Argentina

In July of 2017, all three major Argentinian mobile operators purchased spectrum licenses in LTE Band 7, a mid-band frequency from 2500MHz to 2690MHz. Personal was the quickest network off the mark,...

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Guatemala: Movistar top our download speed tests for September

Movistar and Claro continue to lead speeds in Guatemala as Tigo top our latency tests from September. We’ve noticed only small differences regionally, as Claro perform well for latency in...

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Mexico: Movistar and Telcel lead speeds as AT&T top latency

Our results for September continue to show winners all round in Mexico, as Movistar lead download speeds, Telcel perform best for upload speeds and AT&T retain the lead in latency.

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France: Orange lead speeds and stability

In the wake of Arcep’s survey that ranked Orange the best in the country for quality of service, Orange also lead our download speed and network stability tests for the three months up to September....

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How MVNOs compare to Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint

According to the most recent FCC numbers, around 300 mobile virtual network operators serve nearly 35 million prepaid subscribers in the US every year. With their ability to target specific niches...

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Brazil: Vivo overtake Claro for 4G download speeds

In our September 2018 report for Brazil, we have seen a shift in leadership for 4G download speeds, as Vivo overtake Claro to claim the top spot. The state of Brazil's mobile network operators has...

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Introducing Consistent Quality - measuring more than just speed

For as long as consumers have been downloading apps, conventional wisdom has suggested that user satisfaction and download speed go hand in hand. The assumption made sense: home internet speeds are...

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UK: EE is still the fastest network, Three sees improvements

In our September 2018 report for the UK, EE remained on top, but all four carriers saw improvements in their 4G download speeds. Three achieved an average LTE download speed of over 10 Mbps, while...

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US Mobile LTE Network Quality 2018

Reports on which networks have the fastest wireless speeds regularly flood the media, but often fail to tell the full story when it comes to carrier service quality. While fast top speeds are...

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Canada: Freedom Mobile perform best for latency and upload speeds

Our latest crowdsourced results collected in August aren’t too dissimilar to those of the previous month, as both Bell and Telus perform well for download speeds whilst Freedom Mobile top upload...

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Argentina: Movistar and Personal perform for speeds as Claro tops latency

Each operator in Argentina has something to shout about, as Movistar lead download speeds, Personal perform best for upload speeds and Claro secure our top spot for latency. There are also...

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Germany: Telekom and Vodafone lead speeds, O2 top latency

According to our latest results between June and August of this year, Telekom show best overall download speeds however Vodafone claim the lead in our results for 4G on both download and upload...

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Measuring 4G LTE mobile experience across Chile in September

Chile’s telecommunications industry isn’t too dissimilar to many others across the globe, with one standout network, in this case Entel, offering significantly greater performance than the other...

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Peru: Entel lead speeds and latency

Last month, portability in Peru hit a four year high as Entel reportedly shed some 35,169 lines. A contrast with our most recent mobile experience report that shows Entel performing best across the...

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5G will require a new approach to monitoring and verification

The next generation of mobile technology, 5G, is a significant step into the unknown. To deliver higher data rates, new technologies and frequency bands are being tried; and to enable new revenue...

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Colombia: Tigo lead upload and download speeds

Across Colombia, Tigo stands out as the operator with the best real-world upload and download speeds as Movistar sit in second place and Claro take the lead for the best latency of the operators....

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Italy: TIM and Vodafone lead our latest network tests

Two key players in the Italian market, TIM and Vodafone, take the lead in our latest tests from August. Both operators spent significant amounts at Italy's recent spectrum auction to future proof...

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What we can learn from relative cell sizes

Crowdsourced measurements can reveal all sorts of interesting insights about networks, and one metric that's of interest to mobile operators is relative cell size - the coverage area each cell can...

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Brazil: TIM tops latency as Claro performs best for 4G

Our crowdsourced results for August show considerable regional differences across Brazil as no one operator stands out to claim the best network. Claro lead 4G speeds overall but lose out to Vivo in...

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