Telus Touts Fastest Wireless Download Speeds in the World, Beating South Korea

With today marking the launch of the CRTC public hearing regarding its mobile wireless services review, Canada’s incumbents are pushing out positive news regarding its networks.

Last week, Opensignal released its Mobile Network Experience report for February 2020, with Telus topping 5 of 6 categories (it was tied with Rogers for the sixth) versus its rivals Rogers and Bell. The study showed Telus had the fastest wireless download speeds out of all networks in Canada.

Now, Telus is touting its results from the Opensignal in a new press release, stating its wireless download speeds are now the fastest in the world, which “handily beat” South Korea’s national average download speeds.

Telus says it saw “record-breaking” download speeds at 75 Mbps, faster than South Korea’s national average download speeds at 58.7 Mbps.

“Bravo to the movie, Parasite, on winning the Oscar for best picture, but the award for best wireless performance in the world goes to TELUS’ record-breaking 4G network speeds at 75 Mbps, beating South Korea’s 5G national average download speeds of 58.7 Mbps,” said Telus CEO and President Darren Entwistle.

“Just imagine what will happen in Canada when we launch 5G. Go Canada go!”, added Entwistle. Telus recently announced it would use Huawei 5G equipment for its radio antenna network.

The Opensignal report noted Canada now ranked second in the world for wireless speed, behind South Korea.

“Our users on South Korean networks have an average download speed of 58.7 Mbps compared to our users on Canadian networks which have an average download speed of 55.4 Mbps. The average download speed for Canada includes the regional operators such as Freedom Wireless, Videotron and Sasktel which have significantly slower download speeds than the three national carriers,” reads the latest Opensignal report.

“That’s why the average download speed for Canada is significantly lower than the speeds reported by individual operators,” added Opensignal.