Mobile Network Experience Report Spain February 2019

Spain

Mobile Network Experience Report
February 2019

Opensignal Active Userbase in Spain
Total Devices
1,121,025
Total Measurements
9,306,293,590
Data Collection Period
Sep 01 Nov 29, 2018

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Author
Peter Boyland Analyst

Summary

We've seen one operator dominate our analysis of Spain's mobile experience for some time now. But Vodafone's lead is now being challenged, as we've seen two of our five award metrics go to its key rival Movistar in our latest results. For this report, we analyzed over 9 billion measurements from 1.1 million devices to rank Spain's four national operators Movistar, Orange, Vodafone and Yoigo.

Mobile Experience Awards February 2019, Spain Report
4G Availability
Video Experience
Download Speed Experience
Upload Speed Experience
Latency Experience
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Mobile Experience Awards Winners
February 2019, Spain
4G Availability
Video Experience
Download Speed Experience
Upload Speed Experience
Latency Experience
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Key findings

Movistar overtakes Vodafone in Download Speed Experience

Movistar has pulled ahead to win our Download Speed Experience award, which was won by Vodafone in our last report on Spain. Movistar secured the award with an increase of just over 1 Mbps to reach an average score of 27.9 Mbps, while Vodafone's score dropped by around the same amount.

Movistar comes top in Video Experience

Movistar also won our new Video Experience metric, with a score of 66.3 (out of 100), in a fairly tight contest which saw all three of Spain's other operators score in the 62 to 64 range. Movistar's higher score was notable in that it tipped the operator into our Very Good ranking for Video Experience, while all of its rivals scored in the Good category.

Vodafone wins a close-run race in 4G Availability

Vodafone kept hold of our 4G Availability award, staying ahead of its rivals with an increase of over 1 percentage point in the past six months to reach 87.8%. But Spain's other three operators were close behind, all racking up scores over 84% — with Movistar increasing its score by nearly 2 percentage points.

Vodafone wins our Upload Speed and Latency Experience awards

Vodafone won our Upload Speed Experience award with an average score of 10 Mbps, nearly 1 Mbps faster than its closest rival Movistar in our measurements. Vodafone also won our Latency Experience award with a score of 38.4ms, while Movistar was quite close behind on 41.7ms.

National Analysis

4G Availability

4G Availability
in %
Vodafone
87.8
Orange
84.5
Yoigo
85.7
Movistar
84.1
0 22.5 45 67.5 90
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Video Experience

Video Experience
in 0-100 points
Vodafone
62.9
Orange
62.1
Yoigo
63.9
Movistar
66.3
0 17.5 35 52.5 70
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Video Experience
Supporting Metrics
in 0-100 points
4G Video Experience
67.5 (± 0.47) 68.2 (± 0.44) 67.9 (± 0.55) 71.9 (± 0.50)
3G Video Experience
43.6 (± 1.39) 44.7 (± 1.13) 45.9 (± 1.78) 46.5 (± 1.45)
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4G Video Experience in 0-100 points
67.5 (± 0.47)
68.2 (± 0.44)
67.9 (± 0.55)
71.9 (± 0.50)
3G Video Experience in 0-100 points
43.6 (± 1.39)
44.7 (± 1.13)
45.9 (± 1.78)
46.5 (± 1.45)
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Download Speed Experience

Download Speed Experience
in Mbps
Vodafone
26.1
Orange
21.5
Yoigo
19.9
Movistar
27.9
0 7.5 15 22.5 30
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Download Speed Experience
Supporting Metrics
in Mbps
4G Download Speed
30.9 (± 0.25) 26.8 (± 0.20) 23.0 (± 0.22) 34.0 (± 0.30)
3G Download Speed
6.0 (± 0.11) 5.9 (± 0.09) 6.1 (± 0.13) 6.4 (± 0.11)
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4G Download Speed in Mbps
30.9 (± 0.25)
26.8 (± 0.20)
23.0 (± 0.22)
34.0 (± 0.30)
3G Download Speed in Mbps
6.0 (± 0.11)
5.9 (± 0.09)
6.1 (± 0.13)
6.4 (± 0.11)
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Upload Speed Experience

Upload Speed Experience
in Mbps
Vodafone
10.0
Orange
8.5
Yoigo
7.7
Movistar
9.1
0 2.5 5 7.5 10
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Upload Speed Experience
Supporting Metrics
in Mbps
4G Upload Speed
12.0 (± 0.12) 11.0 (± 0.10) 9.0 (± 0.12) 11.2 (± 0.14)
3G Upload Speed
1.3 (± 0.03) 1.6 (± 0.03) 1.5 (± 0.04) 1.3 (± 0.04)
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4G Upload Speed in Mbps
12.0 (± 0.12)
11.0 (± 0.10)
9.0 (± 0.12)
11.2 (± 0.14)
3G Upload Speed in Mbps
1.3 (± 0.03)
1.6 (± 0.03)
1.5 (± 0.04)
1.3 (± 0.04)
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Latency Experience

Latency Experience
in ms
Vodafone
38.4
Orange
51.8
Yoigo
55.6
Movistar
41.7
0 15 30 45 60
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Latency Experience
Supporting Metrics
in ms
4G Latency
34.7 (± 0.12) 47.9 (± 0.18) 52.1 (± 0.22) 38.5 (± 0.14)
3G Latency
54.1 (± 0.56) 62.9 (± 0.51) 71.8 (± 0.72) 53.2 (± 0.49)
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4G Latency in ms
34.7 (± 0.12)
47.9 (± 0.18)
52.1 (± 0.22)
38.5 (± 0.14)
3G Latency in ms
54.1 (± 0.56)
62.9 (± 0.51)
71.8 (± 0.72)
53.2 (± 0.49)
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