Ookla on Tuesday released its Q4 Canada Internet report, and as expected, we’re seeing the country’s incumbents dominate tests and speed results.
Findings from the report, shared with iPhone in Canada, detail the following:
- TELUS was the fastest mobile provider
- Rogers was the fastest fixed broadband provider (ON, NB)
- Bell leads in median 5G download speeds
- Alberta showed the fastest mean mobile download speed, New Brunswick showed the fastest mean fixed broadband download speed
Rogers reacted to the report to say, “We are proud that the strength and reliability of our award-winning networks continue to provide Canadians with a lifeline at a time when they need it most,” according to Jorge Fernandes, Chief Technology Officer at Rogers Communications, in an emailed statement to iPhone in Canada.
When it comes to Speed Scores, Shaw ranked second to Rogers for fixed broadband, in nearly a tie. Shaw scored the fastest fixed broadband internet in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Bell Canada was the fastest fixed broadband provider in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Prince Edward Island.
For mobile internet Speed Scores, incumbents took the following fastest provider crowns in the following provinces:
- Rogers – AB, SK
- Telus – ON, MB, NB
- Bell – BC, QC, NL
- Fido – NS
Compared to other nations, Canada ranked 10th for mobile speeds, dropping one spot, while fixed broadband, we ranked 19th, again falling one spot.