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Canada Ties South Korea for the World’s Fastest Mobile Download Speeds: Report

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State of mobile 5G opensignal

Opensignal has released its State of Mobile Network Experience 2020 report, and Canada has tied with South Korea for the world’s fastest mobile download speeds.

“A year ago South Korean users were the only ones that experienced average download speeds above 50 Mbps. While Korea’s operators launched 5G in April 2019, and Canada has only just launched 5G, in early 2020 our Canadian users saw download speeds statistically tied with those of South Korea. Both countries clocked at a blisteringly fast 59 Mbps,” detailed Opensignal.

The report shows Canada download speeds at 59.6 Mbps just edged out South Korea at 59 Mbps:

Opensignal download speed experience

Telus also touted its performance in Opensignal’s February report, which saw the wireless carrier top rivals Bell and Rogers when it came to Download Speed Experience at 75 Mbps.

“Thanks to our talented engineers, computer scientists and technicians, in Opensignal’s global report, Canada’s download speed successfully tied with South Korea’s score of 59.0 mbps – a country that already launched 5G on a nation-wide basis. This acknowledgement of Canada’s network superiority is a reflection of our TELUS team’s unwavering commitment to empowering Canadians with the information and resources that matter most,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, Telus, in a statement.

Compared to Opensignal’s same report a year ago, Canada’s download speeds increased 40% to 59.6 Mbps, from 42.5 Mbps. Canada also leads G7 nations with download speeds, with Japan coming in second at 49.3 Mbps.

The data collection period from Opensignal took place from January 1 to March 30 for 2019 and 2020, from a total of 43.3 million devices.

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