TELUS has earned the top spot in Ookla’s 2021 Fastest Mobile Network Speedtest Awards for the fifth year in a row. This shows the operator’s superior network speed and strength across the country as Canadians continue to rely on network connectivity throughout the pandemic.
“More than ever, Canadians value a fast, reliable connection, and the consistent recognition from independent, third-party organizations, such as US-based Ookla, reinforces the superiority of TELUS’ world-leading mobile network,” said Darren Entwistle, president and CEO, TELUS. “For the fifth year in a row, Ookla has ranked TELUS’ mobile network as number one in Canada, as our team, including our engineers and network innovators, work diligently to keep Canadians connected to the people and information that matter most.”
TELUS has been awarded as Fastest Mobile Provider in Canada, having a speed score of 85.21 MBps, with median download speeds of 76.42 Mbps and median upload speeds of 8.01 Mbps. This latest recognition from Ookla adds to the numerous accolades the company has earned over the years including those from Opensignal, JD Power, Tutela, and PCMag. As a result, TELUS is building an outstanding record of achievement with respect to network superiority, both of urban and rural coverage.
“We are extremely proud of the many ways in which our mobile network, with its global-best speeds, is facilitating critical, transformational change in respect of health, education, teleworking, the environment, and the economy. Perhaps most importantly, our world-leading networks are helping to bridge digital divides so that every member of our society has the opportunity to realize their full potential,” Entwistle added.
TELUS’ wireless and wireline networks served Canadians with the highest quality and connectivity excellence during the pandemic, with significantly more Canadians working and learning from home. They continue to invest in new technologies to further enhance network reliability, resiliency, and world-leading performance standards to ensure a seamless and robust experience.
Until 2024, TELUS has committed to investing an additional $54 billion in infrastructure and operations across the country. Furthermore, the telco will create 38,000 job opportunities for Canadians in the next four years across its vast partner ecosystem, while the deployment of 5G will create 250,000 jobs nationally and contribute $150 billion to Canada’s economy over the next 20 years.