Rogers Explains its PCMag Speed Test vs P3 ‘Best in Test’ Results


Last week, PCMag revealed its annual ‘Fastest Mobile Networks Canada’ take a look at effects, crowning Telus because the winner for the 3rd yr in a row.

The PCMag exams confirmed Telus dominating velocity exams around the country, both on my own or tied with Bell. Rogers had a unmarried win in Guelph, Ontario. Download speeds from Telus hit a most of 824 Mbps, Bell hit 799 Mbps and Rogers at 564 Mbps.

“Telus has a extremely optimized core community for routing connections in the course of the web, which turns out to have made the essential distinction in a few of our towns,” wrote PCMag.

As for Rogers, PCMag mentioned it has “a principally dependable community that has middling efficiency. It isn’t unhealthy, nevertheless it doesn’t prepared the ground it did within the early days of LTE.”

Rogers was once 3rd from its competition in relation to velocity and lately the corporate tried to elucidate how the PCMag take a look at was once other from its earlier victory within the P3 “Best in Test” dimension, which doesn’t center of attention only on velocity.

The wi-fi provider laid out the next chart on its neighborhood boards detailing the stark variations between P3 and PCMag:

P3 vs pcmag

When requested concerning the Rogers comparability of the P3 take a look at effects as opposed to PCMag, lead cell analyst for the latter, Sascha Segan, informed iPhone in Canada in a remark, “Rogers needs to play up their power, which is total voice and knowledge protection around the many miles of Canada’s broad expanse. P3’s take a look at confirmed that power. Our take a look at makes a speciality of high-speed information efficiency within the towns and cities the place maximum Canadians reside and paintings, and we discovered that Telus does higher on that entrance.”

Segan additionally had some questions to invite concerning the P3 analysis, noting, “It’s laborious for me to guage P3’s claims extra intently, as in contrast to us, they don’t display precisely the place inside towns they examined or how their level ratings had been calculated. I additionally word that they used Galaxy S9 slightly than S10 telephones, and a few of Telus’s community benefits generally tend to turn up best on the newest gadgets. But everybody’s telling the reality right here; the query is simply which fact.”

Performing velocity exams over LTE networks can take a large hit, particularly for the ones with restricted information plans. This velocity take a look at on an iPhone 11 Pro Max on Telus hit download speeds of 537 Mbps and used up just about 1GB of information.

What’s extra vital to you? Overall wi-fi protection or download speeds?