In our first analysis of Video Experience in our Colombia national reports, we saw a three-way draw between the three operators Claro, Movistar and Tigo. OpenSignal’s Video Experience metric is a first-of-its-kind analysis tool, which uses a range of factors including loading time, video stalling rates and picture resolution, to determine the overall quality of mobile video offered by operators. Video Experience is calculated as a score from 0 to 100 — the higher the score the better the experience — and we saw barely 2 points between the operators in Colombia.
All three of Colombia's operators landed in the Fair range (40-55) of our scale, meaning Video load times are sluggish; stops and stutters mid-stream are common to varying degrees; and connections often have trouble coping with higher-resolution formats. And these scores weren't much better in our 4G-only video experience measurements, meaning the country's operators have some work to do if they are serious about driving consumer video consumption on their networks.