Mobile Network Experience Report Spain July 2019

Spain

Mobile Network Experience Report
July 2019

Opensignal Active Userbase in Spain
Total Devices
1,141,386
Total Measurements
8,823,601,000
Data Collection Period
Mar 01 May 29, 2019

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Author
Peter Boyland Senior Analyst

Key findings

All four of Spain's operators closing in on 90% 4G Availability

Vodafone kept our 4G Availability award, increasing its score by 2 percentage points to fall just shy of the 90% mark. But Yoigo saw a similar boost, while both Movistar and Orange increased their 4G Availability by around 4 percentage points — meaning there is now barely 2 points separating all four operators. As well as putting pressure on Vodafone's lead, these scores attest to the advanced maturity of Spain's mobile networks, as all of its operators are approaching the 90% 4G Availability mark.

Movistar tops 30 Mbps Download Speed Experience, but Orange streaks into second

Movistar kept our Download Speed Experience award, with our users on its network seeing an increase in average speed by over 2 Mbps, as it becomes Spain's first operator to pass the 30 Mbps milestone. But Orange truly felt the need for speed, powering into second place with its users seeing an increase of close to 7 Mbps since our last report.

Spain now enjoys a Very Good mobile Video Experience

Spain's operators all managed to increase their Video Experience scores, meaning all four have now gained Very Good ratings (falling in the range of 65-75 out of 100). This means our users enjoy mobile video streaming with very little delay in load time or stuttering, even at higher resolutions. Movistar kept our Video Experience award, but both Orange and Yoigo saw greater score increases, and all four operators are now neck-and-neck in this metric.

Vodafone keeps its lead in Upload Speed Experience

Vodafone held onto our Upload Speed Experience award, with a score just shy of the 10 Mbps mark. But Movistar is breathing down the leader's neck, with a score just 0.6 Mbps slower. Orange and Yoigo were some way behind the top two, as our users on their networks saw Upload Speed Experience scores under 8 Mbps.

Introduction

A quick glance at our awards table would suggest little has changed in mobile network experience in Spain since our last report. Vodafone won the same three awards: 4G Availability, Upload Speed and Latency Experience, while Movistar kept Download Speed and Video Experience. But this doesn’t mean we saw no change in our scores. The Spanish mobile market is showing signs of advanced maturity, as 4G Availability approaches 90% and all four operators now provide a Very Good Video Experience. In addition, one operator has passed the 30 Mbps mark in Download Speed Experience. This report examines the 90-day period from the start of March 2019 to see how Spain's four main operators — Movistar, Orange, Vodafone and Yoigo — match up across our key metrics.

Opensignal Awards Table

Mobile Experience Awards, Spain
July 2019, Spain Report
4G Availability
Video Experience
Download Speed Experience
Upload Speed Experience
Latency Experience
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Mobile Experience Awards Winners
July 2019, Spain
4G Availability
Video Experience
Download Speed Experience
Upload Speed Experience
Latency Experience
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Overview

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4G Availability
in %
Vodafone
89.8
Orange
88.2
Yoigo
87.7
Movistar
88.6
0 22.5 45 67.5 90
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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National Analysis

4G Availability

4G Availability
in %
Vodafone
89.8
Orange
88.2
Yoigo
87.7
Movistar
88.6
0 22.5 45 67.5 90
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Video Experience

Video Experience
in 0-100 points
Vodafone
70.0
Orange
70.1
Yoigo
68.7
Movistar
72.2
Poor Fair Good Very Good Excellent
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Video Experience
Supporting Metrics
in 0-100 points
4G Video Experience
73.7 (± 0.24) 74.5 (± 0.25) 72.0 (± 0.35) 75.6 (± 0.25)
3G Video Experience
48.8 (± 0.96) 50.9 (± 0.92) 50.3 (± 1.24) 54.7 (± 1.01)
+/- numeric values represent confidence intervals.
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4G Video Experience in 0-100 points
74 (± 0.24)
75 (± 0.25)
72 (± 0.35)
76 (± 0.25)
3G Video Experience in 0-100 points
49 (± 0.96)
51 (± 0.92)
50 (± 1.24)
55 (± 1.01)
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Download Speed Experience

Download Speed Experience
in Mbps
Vodafone
22.9
Orange
28.2
Yoigo
21.8
Movistar
30.0
0 7.5 15 22.5 30
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Download Speed Experience
Supporting Metrics
in Mbps
4G Download Speed
25.9 (± 0.16) 33.2 (± 0.19) 24.6 (± 0.17) 34.3 (± 0.25)
3G Download Speed
5.4 (± 0.07) 6.5 (± 0.09) 6.4 (± 0.10) 7.5 (± 0.10)
+/- numeric values represent confidence intervals.
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4G Download Speed in Mbps
26 (± 0.16)
33 (± 0.19)
25 (± 0.17)
34 (± 0.25)
3G Download Speed in Mbps
5 (± 0.07)
7 (± 0.09)
6 (± 0.10)
8 (± 0.10)
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Upload Speed Experience

Upload Speed Experience
in Mbps
Vodafone
9.7
Orange
7.8
Yoigo
7.3
Movistar
9.1
0 2.5 5 7.5 10
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Upload Speed Experience
Supporting Metrics
in Mbps
4G Upload Speed
11.1 (± 0.09) 9.3 (± 0.08) 8.4 (± 0.08) 10.6 (± 0.10)
3G Upload Speed
1.5 (± 0.03) 1.5 (± 0.03) 1.6 (± 0.03) 1.6 (± 0.03)
+/- numeric values represent confidence intervals.
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4G Upload Speed in Mbps
11 (± 0.09)
9 (± 0.08)
8 (± 0.08)
11 (± 0.10)
3G Upload Speed in Mbps
1 (± 0.03)
1 (± 0.03)
2 (± 0.03)
2 (± 0.03)
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Latency Experience

Latency Experience
in ms The lower the figure the better the latency
Vodafone
37.5
Orange
49.3
Yoigo
54.6
Movistar
40.3
0 13.75 27.5 41.25 55
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Latency Experience
Supporting Metrics
in ms
4G Latency
34.7 (± 0.09) 47.0 (± 0.12) 52.0 (± 0.16) 38.3 (± 0.11)
3G Latency
53.4 (± 0.47) 59.0 (± 0.41) 69.4 (± 0.50) 50.5 (± 0.38)
+/- numeric values represent confidence intervals.
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4G Latency in ms
35 (± 0.09)
47 (± 0.12)
52 (± 0.16)
38 (± 0.11)
3G Latency in ms
53 (± 0.47)
59 (± 0.41)
69 (± 0.50)
51 (± 0.38)
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