For the second year in a row, Vancouver-based carrier Telus has secured the title of fastest mobile network in Canada, as rated by PC Mag. Bell Canada came in second place, followed by Rogers Communications in third.
As explained by Mobile Syrup, “Telus averaged download speeds of 174.67Mbps across the country, and was able to achieve maximum download speeds of 742.26Mbps in select regions” and “in terms of average upload speeds, Telus came in first with speeds of 31.48Mbps, Bell came in second with 30.68Mbps and Rogers came in third with 27.63Mbps.”
PC Mag’s report, where these statistics were published, also disclosed some very interesting information. For one, The Big Three Canadian carriers all reported being able to provide their subscribers with an average of 99 percent time on LTE when using data. As well, PC Mag has announced that “Kingston, Ontario not only has the fastest wireless speeds in Canada, but it also provides subscribers with the fastest wireless speeds in North America.” North-America’s second fastest city is also in Ontario, and is listed as the tri-city area of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge.
If you’re wondering how regional carriers performed in PC Mag’s testing, Mobile Syrup says “regional players are still competitors in the wireless market… Of course, at least one member of Canada’s Big Three was able to beat out every single regional carrier in every city where PCMag conducted its testing, but in places like Saskatchewan — home to Crown carrier SaskTel — the competition was quite close.”
Source: mobilesyrup.com – Telus Canada’s fastest mobile network for second year in a row, says report
Published: September 17, 2018