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Under the magnifying glass: fixed internet speeds in LatAm

Chilean fixed broadband operator Mundo provided the fastest average speed, 281Mbps, of all Latin American operators in 3Q22, according to the latest figures from speed measurement company Ookla.

The company also highlighted Chile as the country with the best fixed broadband speed worldwide, 216Mbps. He did not update these figures for the fourth quarter.

The latest figures from the FBA fiber optic association refer to the end of 2021 and show that 18 of the main Latin American countries concentrated 103 million homes or buildings passed with fiber, 29% more than in 2020. Subscriptions grew 47% to 46 million, according to a study conducted by SMC+ for Fulfillment by Amazon

Globally, fixed internet speeds increased 28% in November 2022 year-over-year and mobile speeds 17%, according to Ookla.

Fiber optic connections represented more than 60% of Chilean accesses as of September 2022 with 2.83 million, 27.8% more. HFC networks follow with 1.42 million, according to regulator Subtel.

Chile is the only Latin American country in the global top 10 fastest internet speeds and among the countries with the greatest development of fiber optics due to strong investments.

COLOMBIA

The average download speed was 90.8 Mbps, according to Ookla, but regulator CRC claimed it was 110 Mbps in Q2 2022, an increase of 100% year on year.

Movistar was the fastest operator with 141Mbps in December 2022, followed by ETB with 94.5Mbps, Claro with 88.9Mbps and Tigo with 75.9Mbps, according to Ookla.

Movistar and ETB are focusing on fiber optics, which reaches up to 152Mbps, CRC said.

HFC networks, used by Claro and Tigo, ranked second with an average of 119Mbps.

PERU

The average speed of Peru was 67.6 Mbps at the endDecember, according to Ookla. WIN led switch with 111Mbps.

WIN was also capturing the most accesses, ranking third after Claro (26.7% of the market) and Movistar (54.5%) in terms of market share.

The second was the fiber optic operator WOW, which provided average speeds of 86.4Mbps.

The two largest operators, Movistar and Claro, provided 52.2 Mbps and 57.8Mbps.

ARGENTINA

The national average was 56.1 Mbps, with upload speeds of 24 Mbps.

Movistar, which is migrating its customers from copper to fiber, provided the fastest average download speeds at 92.8 Mbps. The company wanted to transition 3.7 million homes to fiber by 2022, connect 1 million customers, and deploy 15,000 km of fiber.

Telecom Argentina’s Personal brand provided 81.2Mbps on average. Personal was also stepping up fiber deployment to increase coverage and migrate clients. The company recently doubled the connection speed for all customers.

Telecentro came third with 74.8Mbps, followed by Claro with 52.7Mbps.

MEXICO

The average national download speed was 49.6 Mbps, TotalPlay provided 80.4 Mbps. TotalPlay is a fiber optic operator with 5 million subscribers.

Telmex delivered 45Mbps, while focusing on increasing coverage.

Third was Megacable with 44.94Mbps and fourth was Izzi de Televisa, with 40.92Mbps. Both are deploying fiber optics in some areas of the country.

Last year, Megacable claimed to have 25% of its client base in fiber optics.

ECUADOR

The average download speed was 46.8 Mbps and upload speed 43 Mbps, according to Ookla.

Leader Netlife achieved 67.6Mbps, followed by Celerity with 53.7Mbps, TV Cable with 43.7Mbps and Claro with 40.5Mbps.

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