Telus has been ranked as the fastest mobile operator in Canada for the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the latest market analysis report from Ookla.
The Vancouver-based national carrier, which also topped the rankings in Q3 2020, received a speed score of 87.88. To determine speed scores, Ookla measures the upload and download speed of each provider to rank overall network speed performance.
Montreal-based national carrier Bell followed in second place with a score of 84.51 and Toronto-based national carrier Rogers came in third with a score of 73.05.
The report highlights that among the major mobile service providers, Freedom Mobile had the lowest latency at 27 ms. Roger’s flanker brand Fido followed with 28ms and Telus came in third with 29ms. Rogers and Bell completed the top five with 31 ms each.
“When measuring the consistency of each carrier’s performance, we found that Fido had the highest consistency score in Canada during the fourth quarter, with 90.5 percent of results showing at least a minimum 5 Mbps download speed and a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps. of minimum load of 1 Mbps ”, indicates the report.
Rogers followed in second place with a consistency score of 88.3 percent and Telus ranked third with a score of 84.4 percent. Freedom Mobile and Bell rounded out the top five with scores of 84.1 percent and 83.2 percent, respectively.
Bell topped the ranking in 5G medium download speeds with 228.99 Mbps and Telus followed with 220.31 Mbps. Rogers ranked third with 129.82 Mbps.
The report reveals that Bell also had the best 4G availability in Canada during the quarter at 97.1 percent. Telus was not far behind with 96.9 percent and Rogers followed with 95.5 percent.
Alberta showed the fastest average mobile download speed in Canada during the fourth quarter of 2020 at 101.40 Mbps. British Columbia ranked second with 94.54 Mbps and Ontario rounded out the top three with 91.00 Mbps. Interestingly, Saskatchewan had the slowest average download speed at 67.37 Mbps.
In terms of cities, Edmonton showed the fastest average mobile download speed among the most populous cities in Canada at 124.97 Mbps. Calgary followed with 117.10 Mbps and Vancouver ranked third with 116.51 Mbps.
Ookla notes that Rogers was the fastest fixed broadband provider with a speed score of 147.12. Shaw followed in second place with a score of 146.96 and Telus ranked third with 105.90.
Rogers also has the highest consistency score with 88.7 percent of results showing at least a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps and a minimum upload speed of 3 Mbps. Shaw followed in second place with a score of 86 percent. and Cogeco completed the top three with 83.7 percent.
New Brunswick showed the fastest average download speed over fixed broadband at 192.17 Mbps and Yukon had the slowest speed at 64.05 Mbps.