Looking at the mobile experience across six regions (Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Otago, Waikato and Wellington), outright wins are relatively rare, indicating fierce competition for our regional awards. Out of a total of 36 region-level awards up for the taking, only eight were won outright — five by 2degrees and three by Vodafone. In addition to having the most sole victories, 2degrees is the operator with the largest haul of joint wins — 27 versus Spark’s 23 and Vodafone’s 21.
2degrees is the outright winner of Video Experience regional awards in Waikato and Otago. Our users did not observe any statistically significant difference in their experience when streaming mobile video between the three operators in Canterbury and the Bay of Plenty. 2degrees and Spark are joint winners in Auckland and Wellington.
No operators succeeded in winning any regional Games Experience awards outright. Reflecting the experience at the national level, 2degrees and Vodafone racked up the majority of joint wins, claiming six and five respectively, while Spark picked up three — two of which were due to three-way ties in the Bay of Plenty and Otago.
Turning to Voice App Experience, our users did not see any statistical difference in their experience between the three operators when using over-the-top voice apps across all six regions. Operators’ scores placed in either the Good (80-87) or Acceptable (74-80) categories. Our users in Auckland and Wellington had a Good Voice App Experience across all three operators.
Vodafone picks up three outright wins for Download Speed Experience — in Auckland, the Bay of Plenty and Canterbury — along with three joint wins in the remaining regions, with three-way ties in Waikato and Otago and a statistical tie alongside Spark in Wellington. Our Vodafone users’ regional average download speeds ranged from 50.8 Mbps in the Bay of Plenty to 32.8 Mbps in Otago. The average download speeds seen at the regional level by our Spark users ranged between 41.7 Mbps in Wellington and 33.7 Mbps in Waikato, while 2degrees’ scores varied between 35.6 Mbps in Auckland and 29.6 Mbps in the Bay of Plenty,
2degrees wins two regional awards outright for Upload Speed Experience — in Auckland and Waikato. All three operators statistically tied for first place in Wellington and Otago, while 2degrees and Vodafone tied with each other in the Bay of Plenty and Canterbury.
Moving finally to 4G Availability, 2degrees was the only operator to achieve a solo victory — doing so in Waikato with a score of 88.8%. All three operators share the regional award in Wellington while in the remaining four regions 2degrees and Spark are statistically tied for first place. Regardless of their choice of operator, our users in Wellington spent more than 90% of their time connected to 4G or better.
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