• We're #4! (and also #42)



    Ookla, the folks behind Speedtest.net, have just published a new market snapshot of mobile service in Canada. The good news? This country enjoys the 4th-fastest download speeds worldwide—already up two slots from last month's rankings.

    The bad news? For upload speeds we're currently ranked at #42 of countries tested.

    Back to the good news, here's Ookla's Speed Score™ for the top five carriers nationwide:

    1. TELUS - 69.61
    2. Bell - 68.59
    3. Fido - 59.35
    4. Rogers - 54.01
    5. Videotron - 40.88

    For more data, including breakdowns of speeds by province and city, visit the first link below.

    Source: Speedtest via Mobile Syrup

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    Andrew Currie has been blogging about mobile phones since 2001, smartphones (depending on how you define them) since 2002 and smartwatches since 2014.
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    This article was originally published in forum thread: We're #4! (and also #42) started by acurrie View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. bmccull's Avatar
      bmccull -
      How can Fido and Rogers be different?
    1. The_Night_Owl's Avatar
      The_Night_Owl -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmccull View Post
      How can Fido and Rogers be different?
      Fido is targeted towards the younger crowd, and they're more likely to buy the latest phones with the latest cellular modems that can attain the fastest speeds. Rogers is targeted towards the older crowd and businesses that probably aren't interested in having the very latest phones.

      If they included Fido (Rogers 2), why didn't they also include Koodo (TELUS 2) and Virgin Mobile (Bell 2)?

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    1. beer_wisdom's Avatar
      beer_wisdom -
      Quote Originally Posted by acurrie View Post
      Attachment 164266

      Ookla, the folks behind Speedtest.net, have just published a new market snapshot of mobile service in Canada. The good news? This country enjoys the 4th-fastest download speeds worldwide—already up two slots from last month's rankings.

      The bad news? For upload speeds we're currently ranked at #42 of countries tested.

      Back to the good news, here's Ookla's Speed Score™ for the top five carriers nationwide:

      1. TELUS - 69.61
      2. Bell - 68.59
      3. Fido - 59.35
      4. Rogers - 54.01
      5. Videotron - 40.88

      For more data, including breakdowns of speeds by province and city, visit the first link below.

      Source: Speedtest via Mobile Syrup
      What about coverage? Who has the most coverage in Canada?
    1. beer_wisdom's Avatar
      beer_wisdom -
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Night_Owl View Post
      Fido is targeted towards the younger crowd, and they're more likely to buy the latest phones with the latest cellular modems that can attain the fastest speeds. Rogers is targeted towards the older crowd and businesses that probably aren't interested in having the very latest phones.

      If they included Fido (Rogers 2), why didn't they also include Koodo (TELUS 2) and Virgin Mobile (Bell 2)?

      Sent from my SM-N910W8 using HoFo mobile app
      Great explanation and good point! I'm wondering that too!
    1. acurrie's Avatar
      acurrie -
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Night_Owl View Post
      If they included Fido (Rogers 2), why didn't they also include Koodo (TELUS 2) and Virgin Mobile (Bell 2)?
      Since Speedtest Intelligence® is a paid service I don't know for sure, but it could be that Koodo and Virgin weren't fast enough to make the top 5.
    1. TadMorose's Avatar
      TadMorose -
      Quote Originally Posted by acurrie View Post
      Since Speedtest Intelligence[emoji2400] is a paid service I don't know for sure, but it could be that Koodo and Virgin weren't fast enough to make the top 5.
      Don't know about Virgin, but Koodo is as fast as Telus. It's the same network.



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    1. sheytoon's Avatar
      sheytoon -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmccull View Post
      How can Fido and Rogers be different?
      That makes you wonder what their margin of error is with these types of benchmarks.
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