Mobile Networks Update: Peru (February 2018)

It's been six months since OpenSignal published its State of Mobile Networks report for Peru, but in that short time the country's operators have made considerable progress in their 4G rollouts. In our first Mobile Networks Update for Peru we tracked all of the changes we've spotted in Peru's 3G and 4G metrics since our last analysis.

  • Peru has long been a leader in South America in terms of providing ready LTE access to consumers, but it still continues to improve. Over the last six months OpenSignal recorded steady increases in all four nationwide operators' 4G availability scores. Claro made the biggest improvements in our tests with its 4G availability increasing by 8 percentage points. But Entel was still the leader in this metric. Our users were able to tap into an LTE connection on Entel 84.6% of the time in our 4th quarter test period.
  • Once again Entel and Movistar tied for our 4G speed and overall speeds awards. The two have been locked in a tight race in these metrics for the past year, both averaging LTE downloads over 21 Mbps. Though neither Entel nor Movistar can claim a 4G speed advantage over the other in our tests, they're both still well ahead of Claro and Bitel in this metric.
  • We're starting to see signs that 4G speeds in Peru might be slowing down. While Entel and Movistar's speed held relatively steady since our last report, we recorded a 2.4 Mbps drop in Claro's speed, while Bitel took an even bigger hit. Its average 4G speed fell from 11.8 Mbps in our August report to 5.7 Mbps in our most recent tests. Bitel's 4G service, though, is relatively new, having launched in December of 2016. It could be feeling capacity strains as it loads up its new LTE network with new 4G subscribers.

Report Facts

406,121,306
Measurements
28,372
Test Devices
2017-10-02 - 2017-12-31
Sample Period
Peru
Report Location

Awards Table

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

Bitel

Claro

Entel

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Movistar

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Performance by Metric

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.

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.

Our Methodology

OpenSignal measures the real-world experience of consumers on mobile networks as they go about their daily lives. We collect 2 billion individual measurements every day from tens of millions of smartphones worldwide.

Our measurements are collected at all hours of the day, every day of the year, under conditions of normal usage, including inside buildings and outdoors, in cities and the countryside, and everywhere in between. By analyzing on-device measurements recorded in the places where subscribers actually live, work and travel, we report on mobile network service the way users truly experience it.

For this particular report, 406,121,306 datapoints were collected from 28,372 users during the period: 2017-10-02 - 2017-12-31.

We continually adapt our methodology to best represent the changing experience of consumers on mobile networks and, therefore, comparisons of the results to past reports should be considered indicative only. For more information on how we collect and analyze our data, see our methodology page.

For every metric we've calculated statistical confidence intervals and plotted them on all of the graphs. When confidence intervals overlap for a certain metric, our measured results are too close to declare a winner in a particular category. In those cases, we show a statistical draw. For this reason, some metrics have multiple operator winners.

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