Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, has once again recognized Grameenphone as the ‘Fastest Mobile Network’ in Bangladesh for Q1-Q2 of 2019. Grameenphone acknowledged that the continuous support and trust by its customers has enabled this continuous improvement.
The “Speedtest Awards” for top providers in speed are determined using a speed score that incorporates a measure of each provider’s download and upload speed to rank network speed performance. Grameenphone won the award with a speed score of 9.25 in 2018, and continuous improvement since then raised the score to 10.60 in 2019.
Ookla arrived at this result by analysing consumer-initiated tests on compatible ‘modern devices’, taken through the Speedtest app across all major operators in the country. The Ookla analysis confirmed that Grameenphone has achieved the fastest overall mobile internet speed in Bangladesh during the stipulated time period. Ookla considers ‘modern devices’, like those which can connect to the market’s fastest, generally available technology.
“We are pleased to award Grameenphone with the award for Fastest Mobile Network in Bangladesh. This recognition is a testament to their exceptional performance in Q1-Q2 of 2019 based on Ookla’s rigorous analysis of consumer-initiated tests taken through the Speedtest,”Said Jamie Steven, EVP at Ookla.
Grameenphone’ sub-base reached 75.3 Million as of June 2019. In the second quarter, the company invested BDT 3.8 Bn for network coverage and rolled new 4G sites along with network modernization. Grameenphone has 100% Mobile Broadband coverage with more than 16000 sites throughout the country.