TORONTO, July 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As Canadians continue to rely on network connectivity throughout the pandemic and into the next phase of economic recovery, TELUS announced today that it has earned the top spot in Ookla’s 2021 Fastest Mobile Network Speedtest Awards1 for the fifth year in a row. Independent internet speed testing expert Ookla has also named TELUS Canada’s Speedtest Award winner for mobile network speed in the first half of 2021, reinforcing its superior network speed and strength across the country.
“More than ever, Canadians value a fast, reliable connection, and the consistent recognition from independent, third-party organizations, such as U.S.-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. 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.”
Below are key highlights:
- Ookla found that TELUS’ network speed outperformed all other mobile networks with a Speed Score of 85.21 Mbps, inclusive of both download and upload speeds
- TELUS awarded Fastest Mobile Provider in Canada for the fifth year in a row and eighth consecutive time
- Download speeds topped 88.92 Mbps in Ontario, making TELUS the Fastest Mobile Provider in the province for the fourth consecutive quarter
- TELUS ranked Fastest Mobile Provider in Manitoba for the fourth consecutive quarter with a download speed of 80.79 Mbps
TELUS’ wireless and wireline networks served Canadians with the highest quality and connectivity excellence during the Covid-19 pandemic. With significantly more Canadians working and learning from home over the last 16 months, TELUS continues to invest in new technologies to further enhance our network reliability, resiliency and world-leading performance standards to ensure that our customers have a seamless, robust experience.
Since 2000, TELUS has invested nearly $240 billion nationally in network infrastructure, operations, and spectrum to enhance the coverage, speed, and reliability of our networks. Over the next three years, TELUS has committed to investing an additional $54 billion in infrastructure and operations across the country through 2024 to further support Canadians through the Covid-19 pandemic and the country’s economic recovery. In addition to the 38,000 job opportunities TELUS will create for Canadians in the next four years across our vast partner ecosystem, the deployment of 5G will create 250,000 jobs nationally and contribute $150 billion to Canada’s economy over the next 20 years.
This latest recognition from Ookla adds to the countless accolades TELUS has earned over the years in respect to its world-leading wireless network. Over the past year, TELUS was recognized by other independent industry-leading experts, including UK-based Opensignal, U.S.-based JD Power, Victoria-based Tutela and New York-based PCMag, building on an outstanding record of achievement with respect to network superiority. Notably, these awards are based on TELUS’ national networks, inclusive of both urban and rural coverage.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications technology company with $16 billion in annual revenue and 16 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, and security. We leverage our global-leading technology and compassion to enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. In 2020, TELUS was recognized as having the fastest wireless network in the world, reinforcing our commitment to provide Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that make our lives better. TELUS Health is Canada’s leader in digital health technology, improving access to health and wellness services and revolutionizing the flow of health information across the continuum of care. TELUS Agriculture provides innovative digital solutions throughout the agriculture value chain, supporting better food outcomes from improved agri-business data insights and processes. TELUS International (TSX and NYSE: TIXT) is a leading digital customer experience innovator that delivers next-generation AI and content management solutions for global brands across the technology and games, ecommerce and FinTech, communications and media, healthcare, travel and hospitality sectors. TELUS and TELUS International operate in 25+ countries around the world. Together, let’s make the future friendly.
Driven by our passionate social purpose to connect all citizens for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired TELUS, our team members and retirees to contribute more than $820 million and 1.6 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world.
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1 Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for average download speeds and Speed Score in Canada for H1 2021. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.