One operator edges ahead in the Colombian 4G speed race

The race for the top spots in OpenSignal’s Colombia 4G speed metrics is opening up, as one operator has pulled ahead of the pack in our 4G download and overall speed categories. Our latest State of Mobile Networks: Colombia report shows that Tigo has inched ahead in both these key metrics.

Tigo topped our 4G download speed category with an average speed of 18.8 Mbps, beating Claro’s score of 17.6 Mbps and Movistar’s 16.5 Mbps. Colombia’s operators registered a three-way draw in this metric in our last report six months ago. Tigo also won our overall download speed category, pulling ahead of Movistar after the two scored a draw six months previous. Tigo’s winning average speed of 10.5 Mbps in our measurements was closely followed though by Movistar on 9.6 Mbps and Claro’s 9 Mbps.

Colombia beetle

Photo by Maarten van den Heuvel on Unsplash

Elsewhere, in our 4G availability category, it was Movistar who pulled ahead of the pack, winning the top award after drawing with Tigo six months ago. Movistar is the first of Colombia’s operators to pass the 70% availability threshold with a score of 71.8% in our measurements, while Tigo is closing in on this marker with 69.5%, followed by Claro on 64.7%.

We also analyzed Colombia’s two largest cities, Bogota and Medellin, where both the 4G availability and 4G download speed races were similarly close. We recorded draws in both categories in both urban regions. The success story in the cities was metropolitan operator Avantel, who managed to tie with its larger rivals in four out of OpenSignal’s eight awards in Bogota and Medellin. This is an impressive feat for the operator which only launched in 2014, and shows Avantel is serious about taking on the big guys.

To read our full report, please visit the Colombia report page. And if you’re a smartphone user in Colombia (or anywhere else, for that matter) we encourage you to join our testing community by downloading OpenSignal’s Android or iOS app.

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