Telus Retains ‘Fastest Mobile Operator’ in Canada Crown in Ookla Q2 Report

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Ookla has released its Q2 Canada Market Report on Thursday, detailing the top wireless and broadband providers in the country for 2021.

When it comes to ‘fastest mobile operator’ in Canada, Telus retained its crown with a Speed Score of 82.93, while Videotron was dubbed the country’s ‘most consistent operator’. Shaw’s Freedom Mobile had the lowest latest at 19 ms out of all wireless carriers.

Bell led median 5G download speeds at 191.26 Mbps, compared to Telus at 184.45 Mbps, with “no clear statistical winner,” says Ookla. Rogers saw the highest 5G availability out of all carriers at 33.6%.

For fixed broadband, Shaw and Rogers led the pack with Speed Scores of 181.66 and 179.95, respectively, while the latter edged out the former in the consistency score marks.

As for the country’s fastest fixed broadband region, that again goes to Newfoundland and Labrador in Q2, seeing a median speed of 119.77 Mbps. The fastest median fixed broadband download speed went to Calgary at 129.60 Mbps.

When it comes to download speeds on smartphones, Ookla says the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G edged out the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G for the fastest popular device median download speed, 141.44 Mbps to 137.97 Mbps; the media download speed for Samsung devices were 70.72 Mbps.

Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max saw median download speeds of 119 Mbps, while the iPhone 12 was at 110 Mbps.

You can check out Ookla’s full Q2 report for Canada over at this link.