Argentina Cities Report


November 2019

Argentina continues to make waves in the mobile industry, with the country placing first in South America in Tutela’s Global Mobile Experience report and the Argentine government expecting to reach 93% LTE coverage by the end of 2019 through boosting participation of regional operators.

In Tutela’s State of Mobile Networks for Argentina, Personal was the best provider in four out of the five metrics tested including Excellent and Core Consistent Quality, and both download and upload speeds. Movistar had the lowest overall latency in Argentina. 

To see how the nationwide carriers on the 3G and 4G networks performed in the top 10 most populated cities of Argentina, Tutela has collected and analyzed over 8 million speed tests and 157 million latency tests between March 1st and August 31st 2019. 

Key findings:

  • Personal dominates across 9 of the 10 cities for Excellent Consistent Quality
  • Vicente Lopez is the top city with an Excellent Consistent Quality percentage of 79.0% and has one of the fastest download speeds at 11.0 Mbps, tied with Buenos Aires and La Plata
  • La Plata is the only city to have Claro as its top provider when it came to Excellent Consistent Quality

  • Rosario, the third largest city in Argentina, comes in last with an Excellent Consistent Quality percentage of 67.7% but has the fifth fastest download speed at 8.8 Mbps 

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1. Vicente Lopez
2. Buenos Aires
3. La Plaza
4. Santa Fe
5. Cordoba

6. Mar del Plata
7. Corrientes
8. San Miguel de Tucuman
9. Salta
10. Rosario


Consistent Quality 

To more objectively evaluate when networks are (and are not) enabling users to do those things, Tutela has developed a standard called consistent quality. Simply put, it’s two sets of thresholds, called Excellent and Core. If a connection hits the Excellent standard, it’s sufficient for the most demanding mobile use-cases, like HD group video calling or 1080p video streaming.  A Core connection is good enough for SD video streaming, web browsing, emails, and VOIP calling, but users are more likely to experience delays or buffering when trying to use more demanding apps. Tutela bases the threshold values on the minimum performance requirements published by popular apps. We most recently updated our Consistent Quality threshold on September 1st, 2019.

Tutela’s consistent quality metric, as used in our reports, simply measures the percentage of time that users can hit the thresholds. The higher the number, the more often users have a Core or Excellent quality connection.

Excellent Quality

KPI Average download speed Average upload speed Latency Jitter Packet loss
Minimum acceptable value 5 Mbps 1.5 Mbps 50 ms 30 ms <1%


Core Quality

KPI Average download speed Average upload speed Latency Jitter Packet loss
Minimum acceptable value 1.5 Mbps 500 Kbps 100 ms 50 ms 5%


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