Ookla Releases Colombia Mobile Network Performance Report: Tigo Fastest Carrier, Cartagena Fastest City, iPhone Fastest Device
Ookla, a leading web testing and network diagnostics company just released its market report for the third quarter (Q3) of 2021 on the state of Colombia’s mobile networks.
The report details how Tigo continues to be the fastest mobile operator in Colombia during Q3 2021, achieving a Speed Score of 26.21, followed by Wom with a Speed Score of 17.36, Claro with 16.31 and Movistar with 14.00. Tigo also had the highest Consistency Score at 85.5% while WOM achieved 78.1%, Movistar 71.5% and Claro 67.9%. The report did not include Bogotá based telecom ETB.
Tigo has been investing heavily and expanding recently. In 2020, the company managed to activate more than 2,358 antennas in the 700 MHz band. Tigo also has the lowest latency at 38 ms., while Movistar reached 41ms, Claro at 54 ms and WOM at 87 ms.
Ookla’s report also analyzed the performance of some of the fastest phones in Colombia, showcasing the iPhone 12 Pro Max 5G as the device with the fastest mean download speed with 32.08 Mbps. In general devices from Apple had the fastest mean download speed in the country during Q3 2021 at 23.40 Mbps. Cartagena narrowly took lead over Barranquilla for the fastest mean mobile download speed among Colombia’s most populous cities at 22.78 Mbps to 22.25 Mbps.
Of Colombia’s seven largest cities, Bogotá had the slowest mean download and upload speeds at 18.24 Mbps and 10.56 Mbps respectively.