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    Post We're #4! (and also #42)

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    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.

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    How can Fido and Rogers be different?

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by acurrie View Post
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    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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    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)?

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    Great explanation and good point! I'm wondering that too!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acurrie View Post
    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.
    Don't know about Virgin, but Koodo is as fast as Telus. It's the same network.



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    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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