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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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France: Orange stay ahead to lead our latest tests

Heavy competition between operators in the French market may impact on customer’s purchasing decisions, but our findings for the three months up to August show Orange as a clear leader, topping...

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Spain: Movistar lead speeds as Vodafone drop to fourth place

Vodafone appear to have taken quite a hit on both download and upload speeds over the summer months, thankfully they stay top for latency across the country based on our results in August. Movistar...

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Mexico: Movistar top download speeds as Telcel lead upload

Each operator in Mexico has something to shout about, with Movistar leading download speeds, Telcel leading upload, and AT&T performing best for latency across the country. From our latest...

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The impact so far of Telefonica's £500M UK spectrum investment

O2 have invested heavily this year, spending over half a billion pounds on new spectrum in April and have announced plans to connect over 1,000 UK sites by the end of 2018. Tutela has been monitoring...

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Chile: Entel dominate speeds and latency

One operator stands out in Chile, as Entel lead our latest findings for download speeds, upload speeds and latency. Movistar place consecutively second and close the gap in Biobio, but it’s not...

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Canada: Bell and Telus lead download speeds as Freedom tops latency

According to our crowdsourced data for the three months between May and July, Bell are leading download speeds overall across Canada, however there is some movement across the regions, as Telus...

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Germany: Telekom and Vodafone race to lead mobile speeds

Our results for the last quarter until July show Telekom performing best for download speeds whilst Vodafone lead upload across Germany. O2, who sit in third place for both, take our top spot for 4G...

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Guatemala: Tigo top latency as Movistar and Claro lead speeds

In our latest report for Guatemala, Movistar lead download speeds on 4G and across both 3G and 4G, whilst Claro inch ahead of Movistar to claim our top spot for upload speeds. Tigo also top our...

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Italy: TIM leads speeds whilst Vodafone top our latency findings

Based on our research between May and July this year, TIM dominated download speeds across both 4G and 3G, averaging 19.14Mbps compared with second place Vodafone at 14.10Mbps, third place Wind at...

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Argentina: Movistar and Personal lead network performance in our latest tests

With average speeds of 7.97Mbps, Movistar lead download speeds across both 4G and 3G from our results based on data collected between May and July of this year. Personal are just behind in second...

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