Mobile Networks Update: Argentina (May 2017)

It's been six months since OpenSignal published its last State of Mobile Networks: Argentina report so it's time for our semi-annual update. For this installment of our Argentina analysis, we're going with a new report format. Our Mobile Networks Update takes a snapshot of the key changes we've seen in the dynamic Argentine mobile market in the last few months, including all of the key metrics we track.

  • Personal is still the operator to beat in Argentina when it comes to 4G speed. In fact, we've even seen a slight improvement in Personal's speed test results. Personal averaged 4G download connections of 17.1 Mbps in our latest test period, compared to 16.1 Mbps six months ago.
  • While Movistar topped our 4G availability rankings in our last report, it faced some stiffer competition from Personal this time around. The two operators were statistically tied in LTE availability. OpenSignal users were able to connect to their LTE networks in roughly seven out of every 10 attempts.
  • Overall, we continue to see LTE's reach in Argentina steadily expanding, but 4G speeds remain relatively slow. Both Claro and Personal saw significant jumps in their LTE availability scores since December 2016, though Movistar's availability rating took a slight dip. The average 4G speed we measured for each operator, however, fell below the global average of 17.4 Mbps.

Report Facts

328,109,967
Measurements
15,167
Test Devices
2017-02-01 - 2017-04-30
Sample Period
Argentina
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Awards Table

Download Speed: 4G Download Speed: 3G Download Speed: Overall Latency: 4G Latency: 3G Availability: 4G

Claro

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Movistar

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Personal

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Performance by Metric

Availability: 4G

This metric shows the proportion of time OpenSignal users have an LTE connection available to them on each operator’s network. It's a measure of how often users can access a 4G network rather than a measure of geographic or population coverage.

Download Speed: 4G

This metric shows the average download speed for each operator on LTE connections as measured by OpenSignal users.

Download Speed: 3G

This metric shows the average download speed for each operator on 3G connections as measured by OpenSignal users.

Download Speed: Overall

This metric shows the average download speed experienced by OpenSignal users across all of an operator's 3G and 4G networks. Overall speed doesn't just factor in 3G and LTE speeds, but also the availability of each network technology. Operators with lower LTE availability tend to have lower overall speeds because their customers spend more time connected to slower 3G networks.

Latency: 4G

This metric shows the average latency for each operator on LTE connections as measured by OpenSignal users. Latency, measured in milliseconds, is the delay data experiences as it makes a round trip through the network. A lower score in this metric is a sign of a more responsive network.

Latency: 3G

This metric shows the average latency for each operator on 3G connections as measured by OpenSignal users. Latency, measured in milliseconds, is the delay data experiences as it makes a round trip through the network. A lower score in this metric is a sign of a more responsive network.

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