Canada beats the U.S. when it comes to experiencing faster wireless speed, a PC Magazine study claims.
The magazine conducted the very first study on wireless networks in Canada and found that the speed which is delivered by the major telecom providers in the country was exceptional. The top 3 telecom companies in the country are Bell, Rogers and Telus. The study reports have been revealed on Wednesday, which emphasises on the finding that U.S. users may well be jealous of the urban users in Canada and the kind of wireless speed they enjoy.
The 2-month long study conducted in August and September was performed in 13 metros of Canada, including Ottawa, Hamilton and Toronto. It was also conducted in Edmonton, Vancouver and Montreal.
The study results mark Rogers as the winner in providing the fastest wireless network which Bell as well Telus does not fall much behind. While the magazine tested uploads and downloads of data like apps, photos and video, it did not put mobile phone calling quality under the scanner.
PC Magazine had a similar test in the U.S. as well, which declared Long-Term Evolution network by AT&T as the fastest in the country. On the other hand, the prices charged by wireless providers in Canada are significantly higher than what is charged in the U.S. - the study says. U.S. providers like T-Mobile and Sprint still rule the market for those who have a tighter budget. The U.S. providers serve their customers with more value than what users get in Canada.
PC Magazine is, ironically, based in New York. It notes that Rogers' network provided 92Mbps speed in Vancouver, which is the highest in North America in the last 4 years. The consistency of the high speed is extremely consistent. The majority of Rogers' service hours provided 8Mbps speed or higher, which is the current benchmark for broadband services by prominent wireless carriers. The consistent speed is extremely effective for viewing 1080p streaming videos, PC Magazine reports.
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