Telus Leads Mobile Internet Speeds, Shaw for Fixed Broadband in Q2: Report

According to Ookla’s Q2 Market Analysis report on internet speeds in Canada, Telus provided the fastest mobile internet to Canadians during Q2 2022 with a median download speed of 79.09 Mbps.

Interestingly, Ookla only tested national mobile operators for Q2, leaving out regional providers like Freedom Mobile, Videotron, and Fido.

Telus topped rivals Bell and Rogers in average download speeds, much like it did during Q1 2022. However, Rogers had the highest median upload speeds at 9.21 Mbps, as well as the lowest average latency at 25ms. Public opinion, though, is far from being in Rogers’s favour since the recent nationwide outage that left millions without phone and internet access.

In 5G testing, Bell took the lead with a median download speed of around 139.75 Mbps. Telus was right behind Bell at 137.17 Mbps, while Rogers lagged behind significantly at just 93.06 Mbps.

Ookla’s latest report also covers fixed broadband. It found Shaw to be the fastest among Canada’s top ISPs for Q2, with a median download speed of 209.44 Mbps.

Rogers, which placed second with an average download speed of 197.94 Mbps, is currently pushing for regulatory approval to acquire Shaw for a whopping $26 billion.

Shaw fell behind in average upload speeds, with Bell Canada taking the lead at 106.81 Mbps. Bell also took the crown for the lowest latency, with an average of just 5 ms.

Ookla did not find a statistical winner for the highest “Consistency Score” in Canada during Q2 for either mobile wireless or fixed broadband internet.

By province, Ookla’s report revealed that Newfoundland and Labrador had the fastest speeds for both fixed broadband and wireless internet in Q2.