In March, it was found that Panama’s telecom market will generate USD 1.6 billion in revenue by 2023, according to a study by GlobalData. And in a first look at Panama for August testing, Tutela has found favorable results from its mobile providers based on network quality. Cable & Wireless dominate all three testings and holds an Excellent Consistent Quality percentage of 55%.
Cable & Wireless leads Excellent Consistent Quality
Cable & Wireless has the highest Excellent Consistent Quality percentage with 55% but did not reach Tutela’s 90% threshold for Core Consistent Quality, falling short by 3.6% with 86.4%. Movistar comes in second with 54.4% Excellent Consistent Quality and a Core Consistent Quality of 91.5%. Claro comes in third with 53.1% Excellent Consistent Quality and the highest Core Consistent Quality with 92.7%. Digicel rounds out the top four with 50.6% Excellent Consistent Quality and surpasses the threshold with a Core Consistent Quality of 90%.
Cable & Wireless also lead average speeds
Cable & Wireless has the fastest median download speed of 6.6 Mbps but has the slowest upload speed with 4.5 Mbps. Claro falls in close second with a median download speed of 6.5 Mbps and holds the second fastest upload speed with 5.1 Mbps. Movistar comes in third place with a download speed of 6.2 Mbps and an upload speed of 4.6 Mbps. Digicel again falls in fourth with 6.0 Mbps download speed and 5.7 Mbps upload speed.
Cable & Wireless lead latency
Cable & Wireless has the best latency result with an average transfer speed of 46.2 ms. With a 3.3. ms difference, Claro is in second with 49.5 ms. Digicel and Movistar are close behind with latency results of 49.7 ms and 49.8 ms, respectively.
Our findings for Panama are based on 695 million network quality measurements including 138,000 speed tests between 1st and 31st August. Our latest complimentary Mobile Experience Report is available to download from the Tutela Insights portal.