Mobile Network Experience Report Estonia February 2022

Estonia

Mobile Network Experience Report
February 2022

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Author
Hardik Khatri Technical Analyst

Key Findings

Telia users enjoy the fastest cellular speeds in Estonia

Telia is head and shoulders above its competition when it comes to the average download and upload speeds reported by our users. Telia comfortably wins Opensignal's Download Speed Experience award with a score of 58.6 Mbps — 59.4% to 91.1% faster than Elisa. Likewise, Telia also wins the Upload Speed Experience award with 14.3 Mbps — at least 43.5% faster than its competitors.

Elisa and Telia lead in 4G Availability and 4G Coverage

Our users on Elisa and Telia spent the greatest amount of time connected to 4G or better services, with 4G Availability of 91.3-93.5% on average — at least 3.9 percentage points ahead of Tele2. In addition to the 4G Availability award, Elisa and Telia also jointly win the 4G Coverage experience award with statistically tied scores of 9.1 and 9.3 points (out of 10) — ahead of Tele2's score of 8.8 points.

All three operators tie in Video Experience and Voice App Experience

Elisa, Tele 2 and Telia are joint winners of the Video Experience and Voice App Experience awards with statistically tied scores in both categories. On a 100-point scale, the Video Experience score of our users ranged between Very Good and Excellent ratings (on a scale of 0-100), while the Voice App Experience scores earned a Good rating.

Elisa and Telia are top for Games Experience

Elisa and Telia are joint winners of the Games Experience award, with users reporting no significant difference in the quality of multiplayer mobile gaming experience over cellular networks. Opensignal's Games Experience assesses how mobile users experience real-time multiplayer mobile gaming on an operator's network. Measured on a scale of 0-100, it analyzes how the multiplayer mobile gaming experience is affected by mobile network conditions, including latency, packet loss and jitter.

Introduction

Our first look at the mobile network experience in Estonia reveals something of a two-horse race in the market. While Telia comfortably wins two out of seven award categories outright — Download Experience and Upload Speed Experience awards — Elisa and Telia jointly win the remaining categories , including Video Experience and Voice App Experience, where we saw three-way-ties with Tele2.

Estonia embarked on its 5G journey in late 2020 when Telia announced launch of 5G services in the country's three largest cities — Tallinn, Tartu and Pärnu. The operator went for dynamic spectrum sharing technology that uses its existing frequencies, as the government was facing legal challenges in auctioning spectrum licenses in the 3.5 GHz band, which are suitable for 5G. Since then the operator has claimed to have rolled out commercial 5G network across 77 locations in 14 main cities.

However, very recently, the Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority (Tarbijakaitse ja Tehnilise Järelevalve Amet, TTJA) has confirmed that the auction in the 3410MHz-3800MHz range is expected to take place this year, which will pave the way for the wider expansion of 5G services in the country.

And as Estonia's operators prepare to participate in the much-awaited auction this report acts as a benchmark of the country's mobile network experience before the widespread deployment of 5G. In this report, we've analyzed the overall mobile network experience on Estonia's three national operators — Elisa, Tele2 and Telia, over 90 days starting on November 1, 2021, and ending on January 29, 2022. 5G measurements contribute to the overall results.

Opensignal Awards Table

Mobile Experience Awards, Estonia
February 2022, Estonia Report
Video Experience
Games Experience
Voice App Experience
Download Speed Experience
Upload Speed Experience
4G Availability
4G Coverage Experience
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Mobile Experience Awards Winners
February 2022, Estonia
Download Speed Experience
Upload Speed Experience
Mobile Experience Awards Draws
February 2022, Estonia
Video Experience
Games Experience
Voice App Experience
4G Availability
4G Coverage Experience
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Overview

Click on metric labels below for a quick preview
Video Experience
in 0-100 points
Elisa
76.4
Tele2
72.6
Telia
73.0
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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National Analysis

Video Experience

Video Experience
in 0-100 points
Elisa
76.4
Tele2
72.6
Telia
73.0
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Games Experience

Games Experience
in 0-100 points
Elisa
73.7
Tele2
71.5
Telia
78.8
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Voice App Experience

Voice App Experience
in 0-100 points
Elisa
81.7
Tele2
82.1
Telia
82.7
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Download Speed Experience

Download Speed Experience
in Mbps
Elisa
30.7
Tele2
36.8
Telia
58.6
0 15 30 45 60
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Upload Speed Experience

Upload Speed Experience
in Mbps
Elisa
10.0
Tele2
10.0
Telia
14.3
0 3.75 7.5 11.25 15
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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4G Availability

4G Availability
% of time
Elisa
93.5
Tele2
87.5
Telia
91.3
0 23.75 47.5 71.25 95
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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4G Coverage Experience

4G Coverage Experience
in 0-10 points
Elisa
9.1
Tele2
8.8
Telia
9.3
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Opensignal measures the real-world experience of consumers on mobile networks in the places they live, work and travel.

We continually adapt our methodology to best represent the true experience of smartphone users. Therefore, comparisons of the results to past reports should be considered indicative only.

For every metric we calculate statistical confidence intervals indicated on our graphs. When confidence intervals overlap, our measured results are too close to declare a winner. In those cases, we show a statistical draw. For this reason, some metrics have multiple winners.

In our bar graphs we represent confidence intervals as boundaries on either sides of graph bars. In our supporting-metric charts we show confidence intervals as +/- numerical values.

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For every metric we calculate statistical confidence intervals indicated on our graphs. When confidence intervals overlap, our measured results are too close to declare a winner. In those cases, we show a statistical draw. For this reason, some metrics have multiple operator winners.

In our bar graphs we represent confidence intervals as boundaries on either sides of graph bars.

In our supporting-metric charts we show confidence intervals as +/- numerical values.

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