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Super Bowl LIII

This weekend, hundreds of millions of eyeballs will be drawn to Atlanta's brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Super Bowl 53. The event isn't just a chance to watch the Patriots win yet again; it's...

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Switzerland: Swisscom top speeds and latency

Earlier this month, Swiss MVNO Coop Mobile announced it will switch new customers to the Swisscom network from Salt, and it’s easy to see why - as our latest mobile experience report for Switzerland...

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Comparing mobile experience across the Nordics

Despite its towering landmass and relatively sparse population, the Nordic countries have always been known for providing world-leading telecommunications services to its citizens; in mobile...

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USA: Verizon lead 4G download speeds in our December 2018 testing

As mobile operators spar over 5G service names, our latest findings show Verizon continuing to lead 4G download speeds across the US. Our crowdsourced results from December, based on over 40 million...

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Canada: Telus overtake Bell for average speeds

Across Canada, Telus have overtaken Bell for download speeds according to our latest crowdsourced results from December. Bell managed to retain the lead in Ontario, and Freedom Mobile continue to...

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Brazil: TIM top latency as Claro lead overall speeds

Claro and Vivo continue to battle for the fastest average download speeds in Brazil, with results not too dissimilar across all operators. TIM continue to lead latency overall as Claro inch ahead for...

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Belgium: Proximus lead speeds as Orange perform best for latency and stability

Across Belgium, Proximus lead many of our network tests including download speeds. In Brussels, Proximus reached average download speeds on 4G of 32.98 Mbps, almost double that of Orange, who...

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Bolivia: Entel fastest on 4G but Tigo top average speeds

Since mobile number portability was activated in Bolivia in October, almost 80% of ported users have moved to Entel, and our crowdsourced results from November could show why - even though Tigo lead...

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UK: EE increase their average download speed lead

Our latest crowdsourced report for the UK shows EE leading speeds and latency overall. However, both Vodafone and 3 disrupt the rankings, with Vodafone leading upload speeds and 3 leading download...

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Spectrum analysis: Diversity is the name of the game for AT&T

AT&T’s wireless predecessor, McCaw Communications, dominated the early wireless market in the US thanks to its savvy licensing of mobile spectrum. So it’s fitting that the modern-day AT&T Wireless is...

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Mexico: Movistar perform best for download speeds in October

According to our latest crowdsourced results from October, Movistar continue to lead download speeds across Mexico as Telcel top upload speeds. Telcel also perform best for latency on 3G, as AT&T...

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Can operators offer Fixed Wireless Access without degrading mobile performance?

A number of mobile operators across Europe offer a fixed wireless access (FWA) service where they also market their network as a replacement for home broadband. Quite what form this takes varies,...

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USA: Verizon and T-Mobile lead speeds in our latest tests

Having recently announced its plan to bring one of the first commercial 5G devices to market in the first half of 2019, Verizon also continues to lead our download speed tests, based on crowdsourced...

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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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