Ookla released its Q4 2021 Canada Market Report on Tuesday morning, again highlighting the fastest mobile operator, fixed broadband operator and devices in Canada.
The fastest popular device in Canada was Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max, seeing a median download speed of 144.24 Mbps. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 followed behind in second and third, respectively, ahead of Samsung’s Galaxy S21+ 5G in fourth spot.
Google devices saw the fastest combined performance in the country during Q4, with a medium download speed of nearly 84 Mbps.
According to Ookla, here are some highlights from the report (emphasis ours):
- Shaw was Canada’s fastest fixed broadband provider in Q4 2021, earning a Speed Score of 197.22, a moderate increase from Q3 2021.
- Rogers edged out Shaw for the highest fixed broadband Consistency Score in Canada during Q4 2021 with 89.0% to Shaw’s 87.7%.
- TELUS retained its top spot as the fastest mobile operator in Canada during Q4 2021, achieving a Speed Score of 98.29, a notable increase from Q3 2021.
- Videotron remained Canada’s most consistent mobile operator during Q4 2021, achieving a Consistency Score of 91.2%.
- Competition for the fastest 5G was fierce during Q4 2021 with no statistical winner. Bell and TELUS achieved median 5G download speeds of 171.39 Mbps and 167.74 Mbps, respectively.
- There was no statistical winner for highest 5G Availability in Canada during Q4 2021, with Rogers at 41.3% and TELUS at 39.9%.
- New Brunswick was Canada’s fastest province for fixed broadband during Q4 2021, achieving a median download speed of 132.65 Mbps.
- Newfoundland and Labrador was the fastest province for mobile in Canada at 81.94 Mbps during Q4 2021.
- St. John’s achieved the fastest median fixed broadband and mobile download speeds among Canada’s most populous cities at 166.11 Mbps and 160.48 Mbps, respectively.
Rogers reacted to the report with an issued statement, “We are proud that Ookla continues to recognize our network excellence,” said Jorge Fernandes, Chief Technology Officer at Rogers Communications. “We have built incredible momentum through our network investments and as we mark two years since beginning our 5G rollout, our Rogers team will continue to deliver world-class network connectivity to our customers when they need it most.”
When it came to fastest fixed broadband provider speeds, Rogers led in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, while its wireless network saw the lowest median latency of all national carriers at 24 ms.