In the latest Mobile Experience Snapshot for Spain, Movistar dominated in four of the five metrics tested, including the highest Excellent Consistent Quality and Core Consistent Quality. The operator also had both the fastest download and upload speeds, while Orange had the most responsive network.
Movistar leads in Consistent Quality
In Common Coverage Areas across Spain, Movistar had the highest Excellent Consistent Quality with 84.3% of connections having a network experience suitable for use-cases like 1080p video streaming, real-time mobile gaming and HD video calling. Orange was in second place with 77.0%, followed closely by Vodafone at 70.1%. Yoigo was in fourth place with a Excellent Consistent Quality of 58.1%, 26.2% behind first place Movistar.
In regards to Core Consistent Quality, Tutela’s metric for when a connection is good enough for web browsing, social media sharing and SD video streaming, Movistar, Orange and Vodafone were the only operators to reach the 90% threshold, with Movistar in first place with a Core Consistent Quality of 95.1%. Only 1.8% separated second place Vodafone from Movistar, and Orange was only 3% behind Movistar. Yoigo was in fourth place with a difference in performance of 17.3%.
You can learn more about Tutela’s consistent quality metrics here.
Movistar leads for both download and upload speeds
Movistar had the fastest download speeds in Common Coverage Areas across Spain with 26.1 Mbps. Orange was in second place with 24.5 Mbps, and Yoigo found itself in third place with 21.0 Mbps. Last place Vodafone was only 6.6 Mbps slower than first place Movistar for a median transfer speed of 19.5 Mbps.
The competition was much tighter in the upload speed test, with last place Yoigo only 3.3 Mbps slower than first place Movistar.
Orange narrowly leads in latency
With an advantage of only 0.1 ms over Vodafone, Orange had the most responsive network in Common Coverage Areas across Spain with a latency result of 21.8 ms. Movistar was in third place with 23.6 ms, while Yoigo had a latency result of 27.4 ms.
Our findings for Spain are based on 64.5 billion network quality measurements including 8.51 million speed tests between December 2020 and February 2021. Our latest complimentary Mobile Experience Report is available to download from the Tutela Insights portal.