PCMag says Bell offers the fastest mobile network in Canada

While Rogers and Telus have the same speed score, Telus is worse off given Android devices under its network can't access 5G+, the report says

PCMag ranks Bell first in its fasted mobile networks in Canada tests.

The telecom giant records a maximum download speed of 1373Mbps and upload speeds of 142Mbps. Bell’s overall speed score is 98, while Rogers and Telus each have a final score of 91.

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The publication notes the introduction of 5G+ through the 3,500MHz network has considerably improved speed. The three largest carriers in Canada introduced the network in June.

The publication notes the spectrum helped Rogers increase its average download speeds the most, compared to Bell and Telus. Before the introduction, the company was lagging behind its two competitors.

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But Rogers was no match for Bell and its “spectacular work,” the report states. Bell has the fastest mobile network in 22 of the 31 areas, including Toronto and Calgary, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Rogers and Telus

Despite having similar speed scores, the report notes Rogers is in a “second-place showing.” Its 5G+ network is a significant player in B.C. and Montreal.

On the other hand, Telus has access to the 3,500MHz network, but it doesn’t have access to Android device firmware.

Updated 22/09/2022 3:47pm ET: The article has been updated with Bell’s correct speed score.

Source: PCMag

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