In this report we examined the mobile network experience of the four nationwide mobile network operators in Peru — Bitel, Claro, Entel and Movistar — over a period of 90 days beginning April 1, 2020, to see how they fared.
This is the first time that Opensignal has assessed how mobile users experience real-time multiplayer mobile gaming at the operator-level in Peru. Entel is the winner, with a score of
38.8 points out of a possible 100 and a lead of 0.9 points over second-placed Movistar.
Measured on a scale of 0-100, Opensignal’s Games Experience metric quantifies the experience when playing real-time multiplayer mobile games on mobile devices connected to servers located around the world. The approach is built on several years of research quantifying the relationship between technical network parameters and the gaming experience as reported by real mobile users. These parameters include latency (round trip time), jitter (variability of latency) and packet loss (the proportion of data packets that never reach their destination). Additionally, it considers multiple genres of multiplayer mobile games to measure the average sensitivity to network conditions. The games tested include some of the most popular real-time multiplayer mobile games (such as Fortnite, Pro Evolution Soccer and Arena of Valor) played around the world.
Entel also comfortably won our Download Speed Experience award, with a score 2.6 Mbps higher than that of second-placed Movistar. However, the size of its lead is almost comparable to the decline in Movistar’s speeds since our last report, so it will be interesting to see if Entel can retain the award in our next report, as the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic on the Peruvian mobile network experience continues to recede. One factor that might help it in this regard is the the $70 million it is looking to invest in its 4G network in Peru over the course of 2020 to boost its coverage and capacity.