Personal remains the dominant force as far as our awards table is concerned — the operator wins five of our seven awards outright, which it also held in our last two reports. In addition, this time it is crowned for joint victory for Games Experience alongside Claro, the previous sole winner. This leaves Claro with just a single outright win, instead of two — as it retains the Voice App Experience award. Personal’s grip on multiple mobile network experience awards is impressive. The operator has been the sole winner of our Download Speed Experience award since our December 2016 report and is the only winner of both our Video Experience and Upload Speed Experience awards since Opensignal first launched them in Argentina two years ago. In addition, Personal has won every 4G Availability award outright since December 2017 and is the only operator to win the 4G Coverage Experience award. Personal is still the only Argentinean operator with a 4G Availability score above 90%.
In this report, we've analyzed the mobile network experience of Argentina’s three national operators — Claro, Movistar and Personal — in the 90 day period starting February 1, 2021 and ending May 1, 2021, to see how they measure up. As Personal launched its 5G network using dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) in Buenos Aires and Rosario (with five sites apiece) in early February, we have used 5G measurements in addition to those from previous generations of mobile network technology when determining the overall scores for each metric.
Finally, ENACOM, the country’s national communications agency ran a week-long 5G trial at its headquarters in Buenos Aires in mid-March to explore how the technology could benefit Argentina’s industrial, educational and entertainment sectors.