Mobile Networks Update: Taiwan (December 2018)

It's been six months since OpenSignal's last State of Mobile Networks report on Taiwan, and our speed awards remain dominated by two operators, while we saw another draw in 4G availability. The country continues to impress in 4G availability with four operators passing the 90% mark. But there remains a wide range of speeds across Taiwan's operators — from the very fast to the distinctly mediocre — while one operator has increased its lead in our 4G and overall download categories. Analysing over 454 million measurements from nearly 35,000 devices in the three months from 1 September 2018, we examined the country's five key operators on a national level, as well as their performance in four of Taiwan's biggest cities. (點擊此處查看此報告的中文版本)

  • In 4G availability, we saw FarEasTone draw with Taiwan Mobile, after the latter drew with GT six months ago. Both FarEasTone and Taiwan Mobile had highly impressive scores approaching the 95% mark, while four of Taiwan's operators have now passed the 90% 4G availability milestone in our measurements. The dominance of the leading operators was reflected in the cities, where Taiwan Mobile drew with FarEasTone in three metros, while Taiwan Mobile won outright in the capital Taipei.
  • The other key change in our awards was in 4G latency, where we saw T Star grab the crown from FarEasTone. FarEasTone's score stayed virtually the same over the past six months at around 34 milliseconds in our measurements, but T Star improved its score by nearly 10ms to leapfrog three of Taiwan's operators into the lead. T Star also came from behind to win our 4G latency award outright in three of Taiwan's cities.
  • Our network speed analysis remained dominated by two operators, as Chunghwa Telecom kept hold of both our 4G and overall download speed awards, while FarEasTone again won both 3G download and 4G upload. This was reflected in Taiwan's largest cities, as Chunghwa Telecom won our 4G download and overall speed awards outright in three cities, while it drew with FarEasTone in both categories in Taichung.

Report Facts

454,762,501
Measurements
34,728
Test Devices
2018-09-01 - 2018-11-29
Sample Period
Taiwan
Report Location

Awards Table

Download Speed: 4G Download Speed: 3G Download Speed: Overall Upload Speed: 4G Latency: 4G Latency: 3G Availability: 4G

Chunghwa Telecom

medal medal

FarEasTone

medal medal medal

GT

T Star

medal

Taiwan Mobile

medal medal
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Performance by Metric

Download Speed: 4G

This metric shows the average download speed for each operator on LTE connections as measured by Opensignal users.

Download Speed: 3G

This metric shows the average download speed for each operator on 3G connections as measured by Opensignal users.

Download Speed: Overall

This metric shows the average download speed experienced by Opensignal users across all of an operator's 3G and 4G networks. Overall speed doesn't just factor in 3G and LTE speeds, but also the availability of each network technology. Operators with lower LTE availability tend to have lower overall speeds because their customers spend more time connected to slower 3G networks.

Upload Speed: 4G

This metric shows the average upload speed for each operator on LTE connections as measured by Opensignal users.

Latency: 4G

This metric shows the average latency for each operator on LTE connections as measured by Opensignal users. Latency, measured in milliseconds, is the delay data experiences as it makes a round trip through the network. A lower score in this metric is a sign of a more responsive network.

Latency: 3G

This metric shows the average latency for each operator on 3G connections as measured by Opensignal users. Latency, measured in milliseconds, is the delay data experiences as it makes a round trip through the network. A lower score in this metric is a sign of a more responsive network.

Availability: 4G

This metric shows the proportion of time Opensignal users have an LTE connection available to them on each operator’s network. It's a measure of how often users can access a 4G network rather than a measure of geographic or population coverage.

Regional Performance

This chart shows the regional winners in each category Opensignal measures. Click on the icons to see a more detailed graph showing each operator’s metrics in a particular region.

Legend: GT FarEasTone Chunghwa Telecom Taiwan Mobile T Star
Region Download Speed: 4G Download Speed: Overall Upload Speed: 4G Latency: 4G Availability: 4G
Kaohsiung
Taichung
Tainan
Taipei

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For this particular report, 454,762,501 datapoints were collected from 34,728 users during the period: 2018-09-01 - 2018-11-29.

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