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Canadian 4G networks among world’s fastest

telecom | 06/07/2017 1:39 pm EDT

Canadian 4G speeds have increased by about 15 per cent since 2016, according to a new OpenSignal Inc. report. In its latest State of LTE report released Wednesday, the United Kingdom-based company said a global sample earlier this year suggested Canadians experience an average of 30.58 Mbps download connection speed, compared to the average 26.55 Mbps measured last summer. This places Canada at 13th out of the 75 measured countries, behind returning front-runners like Singapore (45.62 Mbps), South Korea (43.46 Mbps) and Hungary (42.61 Mbps), and far above the United States, which ranked...

Sasktel ties for fastest LTE speeds in the world: OpenSignal

telecom | 11/10/2016 9:29 pm EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp.’s LTE download speeds are among the fastest in the world, according to a new OpenSignal Inc. report. “In the fourth quarter, Singapore had the fastest networks by far, averaging 37 Mbps, and two of its operators [Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.] and [StarHub Ltd.] joined Canada’s SaskTel in vying for the title of world’s fastest operator,” the report, released Nov. 10, said. Though SaskTel’s speeds were closer to 35 Mbps, the margin of error was such to make that a statistical tie with the other carriers. The...

Bell top in wireless speeds, Rogers in LTE: OpenSignal

telecom | 01/07/2016 3:49 pm EST

A new report analyzing wireless network performance among Canada’s biggest three players says BCE Inc. has the fastest speeds, while Rogers Communications Inc. has the best LTE coverage....

Shaw-Wind deal means no Rogers merger on horizon: analysts

Media | 12/17/2015 11:00 pm EST

Financial analysts said Thursday that the surprising move by Shaw Communications Inc. to buy Wind Mobile means any potential merger between Shaw and Rogers Communications Inc. won’t happen any...

Canada’s LTE coverage ranked 21st globally

telecom | 09/22/2015 6:30 pm EDT

Canada has the 21st best LTE coverage in the world, according to a report released Wednesday, putting it one spot behind Hungary and one position ahead of Georgia. The report from OpenSignal Inc. looked at the signals received by...