TELUS Has ‘Commanding Lead’ Over Rogers and Bell in 4G Tests: OpenSignal

The 2018 OpenSignal Report was released today and TELUS emerged as the victor over its rivals Rogers and Bell when it came to 4G speed tests, for the second year in a row.

According to OpenSignal, “In our 4G speed tests, TELUS not only established a commanding lead over its competitors, it demonstrated some truly remarkable results. Our average 4G download for TELUS was 44.5 Mbps, which is among the fastest individual operator results we’ve measured on a nationwide level.”

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TELUS speeds at the city level were even higher, with average download speeds at 62 Mbps in Montreal and in Toronto, “an exceptional 70.4 Mbps,” which is 60% faster than the national average.

Results show TELUS placing first, either alone or tied, in every category reported by Open Signal including: 4G download speed, 3G download speed, download speed overall, 4G latency, 3G latency and 4G availability.

OpenSignal says last year Bell and TELUS were tied in their 4G speed metric, but that is no longer the case, as the latter’s average 44.5 Mbps download speed makes it one of the fastest operators in the world, based on their tests.

When it comes to 4G availability, Canada’s ‘Big 3’ carriers were tied, as OpenSignal tests found a signal 86% of the time.

TELUS told iPhone in Canada in a statement, “Today’s report further highlights the strength of the TELUS network. In 2017, TELUS won every major mobile network award including J.D. Power, Ookla and PCMag.”

OpenSignal’s report was based on results from 20,474 test devices, which took place from October 1 to December 30, 2017.