Etisalat ranked fastest mobile network globally

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Ookla, the global leader in fixed broadband and mobile network testing applications, data and analysis declared the Abu Dhabi-based Etisalat as the fastest mobile network operator worldwide in 2020 offering its users the fastest mobile speeds anywhere around the globe.

The ranking is based on the evaluation conducted by Ookla based on millions of tests actively initiated by customers across every network to check internet speeds using various applications on the web and mobile platforms.

The Speedtest Awards for top network providers are decided using a ‘Speed Score’ that incorporates a measure of each provider’s network speeds both download and upload, to rank the network speed performance.

With a Speed Score ranking at 98.78 Mbps and a download speed of 115.89 Mbps, Etisalat became the only operator globally to rank higher than 90 according to Ookla Speedtest data.

Etisalat marked Speed Score ranking at 98.78 Mbps and a download speed of 115.89 Mbps.

Etisalat is also the winner of the Speedtest Awards for both the fastest mobile network worldwide in Q1-Q2 and Q2-Q3 in 2020 and the fastest fixed broadband network in Q3-Q4 2019.

Hatem Dowidar
Hatem Dowidar
Interim CEO

“This is a milestone achievement and a testament to our relentless efforts towards our strategy and vision to ‘Drive the digital future to empower societies’. Our corporate strategy has enabled us to consistently push boundaries, by responding swiftly to the global digital advancements and proactively deliver cutting-edge services and solutions to our customers. We are grateful to the leaders for their continuous support and want to express our gratitude to all our loyal customers for their confidence in driving us to accomplish our goals of driving digital innovations for a better future.”

Doug Suttles, CEO and co-founder of Ookla said, “Etisalat is at the top of the world in terms of network speed and is officially the world’s fastest mobile network. In addition to being awarded as the fastest mobile operator, Etisalat is also recognized with the fastest fixed broadband network in the GCC and Arabian region. This is a truly historic and proud moment for the country and Etisalat.”

This achievement reflects the company’s commitment to developing the country and empowering its leadership with a strategic edge by making one huge step closer to the UAE Vision 2021 plan and national digital transformation strategy, Mr. Suttles said.