Average download speed over 5G in Canada is 205.3 percent faster than over 4G, according to Ookla’s latest report.
The report highlights that although 5G in Canada is still in the early stages and in limited areas, operators are actively working to expand coverage.
“Mobile speeds in Canada are strong, and the country consistently ranked in the top ten globally for mobile download speeds over the past year according to the Global Speedtest Index,” the report states.
The average 5G download speed in Canada is 169.46 Mbps, while the average 4G download speed is 55.50 Mbps. Ookla claims that 5G will only improve overall mobile speeds in Canada over time.
As reported in Ookla’s Canada Market Analysis last month, Bell topped the ranks in 5G download speeds with 228.99 Mbps and Telus followed with 220.31 Mbps. Rogers ranked third with 129.82 Mbps. .
This latest report reveals that Rogers had the most time spent on 5G during the fourth quarter of 2020 at 27 percent. Telus followed in second with 21 percent and Bell rounded out the top three with 12.7 percent.
Ookla notes that the federal government’s upcoming spectrum auction will unlock a significant amount of bandwidth and deliver on the promise of higher speeds.
Interestingly, the report notes that British Columbia has the most cities with commercially available 5G implementations. Ontario came in second, while Alberta followed in third.
Additionally, Quebec and Alberta had the fastest average download speeds over 5G during the fourth quarter of 2020. The average download speed in Quebec was 198.67 Mbps, while in Alberta it was 188.44 Mbps. Average speed download in Ontario was 161.61 Mbps.
In terms of cities, Montreal had the fastest 5G download speed at 220.93 Mbps. Calgary and Edmonton rounded out the top three with 195.23 Mbps and 183.24 Mbps, respectively.
The report also reveals that Alberta had the most time spent on 5G at 33.4 percent. British Columbia followed with 19 percent and Ontario came in third with 16.2 percent.
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