Ookla’s Speedtest Intelligence report for Q2-Q3 2019 saw Canada place fourth in the world for fastest average mobile download speed, the only North American country in the top 20.
As for the fastest mobile operator in Canada for Q2-Q3 in 2019, Telus took the crown, just edging out Bell:
Looking at top providers, TELUS was the fastest mobile operator in Canada in Q2-Q3 2019 with a Speed Score of 69.61, a 16.8% improvement over the same period the year before. Bell was second with 68.59 (up 17.5%) followed by Fido at 59.35 (30.3%), Rogers at 54.01 (31.8%), Vidéotron at 40.88 (8.8%) and Freedom Mobile at 29.05 (25.1%).
Rogers was in fourth, while its subsidiary Fido placed in third. Videotron was in the fourth spot, followed by Freedom Mobile.
The average mobile download speed in Canada for the period was 62.62 Mbps, while the mean upload speed was 13.85 Mbps. For the fastest mobile operators in major Canadian cities, both Telus and Bell dominated the results.
Telus previously won Ookla’s Fastest Mobile Network in Canada and Best Mobile Coverage in Canada awards in the previous Q1 and Q2 speedtest report. A Telus spokesperson told iPhone in Canada these awards are “reinforcing the strength of TELUS’ network across the country.”
“Canada’s already fast mobile speeds are continuing to improve. TELUS is the fastest provider at the national level and in six of Canada’s most populous cities. 4G is solidly available in most areas. We’ll be curious to watch these speeds improve as Canadian operators slowly roll out 5G,” concludes the Speedtest Intelligence report.