Uruguay Market Snapshot


As well as leading average download and upload speeds, Antel - which earlier this year became the first operator in South America to launch a commercial 5G network, leads Tutela’s excellent consistent quality metric, with a percentage score of 72.3% across the country. Movistar performed best for latency, with Claro only managing 49.5% for excellent consistent quality and consistently ranking third for network performance nationwide.

Antel lead “excellent” consistent quality

In our latest Mobile Experience report for Uruguay, Tutela’s crowdsourced data showed Antel performing best for excellent consistent quality across the country, representative of use-cases such as streaming HD video or making reliable group video calls, with a percentage score of 72.3%. Movistar and Claro ranked second and third, scoring 58.6% and 49.5% respectively, with all operators scoring above 90% for “basic” consistent quality - suitable for performing tasks like browsing web pages, internet messaging and social networking. You can learn more about Tutela’s consistent quality metrics here.

Uruguay consistency

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Antel also perform best for speeds

Across both 4G and 3G, Antel averaged download speeds of 11.93 Mbps, putting it at the top of our leaderboard for average speeds. Similar to the results for consistent quality, Movistar and Claro placed second and third, averaging 10.46 Mbps and 7.11 Mbps respectively. On 4G only, Antel reach average speeds of 14.24 Mbps across the country, which climbed to 15.79 Mbps in Montevideo and 16.80 in Maldonado.

Uruguay speeds


Movistar top latency

Based on crowdsourced data collected between March and May, Movistar demonstrated the best latency performance of all operators, with an average delay of 32.1 ms on 4G - showing similar results to our March Market Snapshot for Uruguay. Antel inched ahead of Claro to place second with average latency scores of 36.2 ms and 43.6 ms respectively across the country.

Uruguay latency

Our findings for Uruguay are based on 3.96 billion network quality measurements including 559 thousand speed tests between March and May. Our latest complimentary Mobile Experience Report is available to download from the Tutela Insights portal.

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