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As TELUS continues to expand its next-generation 5G network across the country, UK-based Opensignal has announced that TELUS is the fastest network in the world.

TELUS has been recognized as the “global winner” for average download speeds, according to OpenSignal’s new Global Mobile Network Experience report. “Excellent download speeds appear to be a Canadian specialty, with TELUS being the only global winner with a score of 75.8 Mbps and its closest rival being its Canadian counterpart, Bell,” the report read.

“This global recognition from Opensignal, in concert with our rapidly expanding next-generation 5G network, reinforces the TELUS team’s unparalleled commitment to providing Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that make our lives better,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, TELUS.

“Our team understands that having the fastest speeds on a global basis matters as it drives the innovation that enables the diversity and competitiveness of our country’s private sector, supporting economic growth and job creation for our nation. It matters because it helps us answer society’s most pressing social challenges in health, education, agriculture and the environment, while improving economic equality in our digital world. As we continue to navigate the global health emergency, Canadians can be confident that our world-leading network, with its globally leading speed and expansive coverage, will keep them connected to what matters most.”

In Opensignal’s latest report, TELUS’ average 4G LTE download speeds were recorded at a global high of 75.8 mbps, which is significantly faster than South Korea’s average of 59 mbps on their 5G networks - a country that launched 5G nationally in 2019. 

“Canada and South Korea were statistically tied for the highest global average download speeds seen by our users. So it is perhaps not surprising that the global winner and four of the world leaders for this measure come from these two countries,” the report notes.

In addition, the report found that TELUS is also a high-performing global player when it comes to video experience and download speed experience. “Canada’s TELUS was ranked as one of the world’s top video operators and had the highest video experience of any North American operator we reviewed,” the report says.

“TELUS’ scores beat all other national operators in the region on four of the five measures of mobile network experience: video experience, voice app experience, download speed experience and mobile network experience”, underlines the report.

OpenSignal notes that despite the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact, many operators have been able to significantly improve the mobile network experience of their users.

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