Our fifth report on mobile network experience in Uruguay brings a few changes in the award table in Movistar’s favor. The operator wins the Download Speed Experience award for the first time ever, after snatching it away from the previous long-time holder Antel. In addition, Movistar forces a statistical tie against Claro for the Video Experience award and regains the shared title.
One year on from the first launch of 5G services for smartphone users back in April 2019, Opensignal looks at what’s changed across 100 countries globally on six different measures of the mobile network experience, including upload and download speed, video, voice and games experience, along with the percentage of time that 4G users spent connected to a 4G network (4G Availability).
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In our last look at Uruguay’s mobile network experience landscape, Antel remained the dominant operator across the majority of our mobile experience measurements, but we can see this starting to change as its peers are now slowly closing the gap.
For the very first time Opensignal is providing a comprehensive comparison of mobile network experience globally at the operator-level across five key measures of mobile network experience.
While all three operators improve their Video Experience scores, Movistar outpaces its rivals to win Opensignal’s award with a score of 71.9 ahead of second placed Antel’s 69.6.
In one year mobile Video Experience has significantly improved in 59% of 100 countries analyzed. But the U.S. is lagging behind on mobile video as carriers face a spectrum crunch. Uniquely, Opensignal tests mobile video streaming at scale and does not estimate video experience based on speed tests or other indirect measurements.
In our first report on the Uruguay mobile experience, we saw state-owned Antel claim the lion’s share of our awards, besting its multinational-backed rivals. Pitted against two of the largest companies on the planet, Antel won four awards.
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