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Vivo and Claro battling for 4G dominance in Brazil - Tutela

Vivo and Claro battling for 4G dominance in Brazil - Tutela

New research from Tutela analysing 4G speeds in Brazil shows that Vivo and Claro are battling for first place in the Latin American market.

Claro holds first place in 10 out of 26 regions, while Vivo comes in at a close second with the fastest 4G download speeds in 9 regions. TIM leads download speeds in 8 regions when speeds are averaged across both 3G and 4G.

To collect its results, Tutela analysed over 1 trillion (1,000,000,000,000) network performance measurements so far in Brazil this year, including over 60 million speed tests from more than 10 million devices, the biggest ever mobile network performance analysis for the country. Tutela’s latest research analysed over seven million mobile speed tests in June alone and calculated the average speeds that users are getting on each network.

The research also highlights the difference between the download speeds available in the north and south, with the south receiving speeds of up to three times faster. When looking at different cities, Sao Paulo reports the fastest average download speeds across all networks, where users can expect speeds of 12.10Mbps, and Roraima brings up the rear, where users get by on just 4.20Mbps.

Tom Luke, Vice President, Tutela, said: “These results show a clear contrast between network speeds on offer to those in the north and the speeds available to those in the south. Our data indicates that there is around double the amount of telecoms infrastructure in the south of Brazil than there is in the north. Additionally, many major data centre hosting providers have significantly more infrastructure presence in the South, delivering a better experience to those closer.”

Tutela tests mobile networks in a way that represents the day-to-day usage and experience of real-world mobile users. The methodology and configuration simulate typical user mobile behaviour, such as accessing websites or downloading and sending images, rather than the more traditional testing of mobile network speeds, which have been based upon maximum potential speeds for mobile networks under optimum test conditions.

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