Telus leads in mobile internet speeds, Shaw for fixed broadband in Q2: report

According to Ookla’s second quarter market analysis report on internet speeds in Canada, Telus provided the fastest mobile internet to Canadians during the second quarter of 2022 with a median download speed of 79.09 Mbps .

Interestingly, Ookla only tested national mobile carriers for Q2, leaving out regional carriers like Freedom Mobile, Videotron, and Fido.

Telus overtook rivals Bell and Rogers in average download speeds, much like Q1 2022. However, Rogers had the highest median download speeds at 9.21 Mbps, as well as the lowest average latency at 25ms. Public opinion, however, has been far from in favor of Rogers since the recent nationwide blackout that left millions without access to phones and the internet.

In 5G tests, Bell took the lead with a median download speed of around 139.75 Mbps. Telus was just behind Bell at 137.17 Mbps, while Rogers lagged significantly at just 93.06 Mbps.

Ookla’s latest report also covers fixed broadband. It revealed that Shaw was the fastest among Canada’s top ISPs for the second quarter, with a median download speed of 209.44 Mbps.

Rogers, which ranked second with an average download speed of 197.94 Mbps, is currently pushing for regulatory approval to acquire Shaw for a whopping $26 billion.

Shaw fell behind in average download speeds, with Bell Canada taking the lead at 106.81 Mbps. Bell also took the crown for lowest latency, averaging just 5ms.

Ookla did not find a statistical winner for the highest “consistency score” in Canada during the second quarter for mobile wireless or fixed broadband Internet.

By province, the Ookla report found Newfoundland and Labrador had the fastest fixed and wireless broadband internet speeds in the second quarter.

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