According to Ookla®, MegaFon provides the fastest mobile Internet in Russia to its customers: the average download speed was 24.68 Mbit/s, and the average data upload speed — 10.57 Mbit/s. For the research Ookla analyzed the data of more than 7 900 000 tests performed by Russian users from 1 455 991 unique devices.
“MegaFon is constantly working to improve the quality of communication by expanding its own network. Today, MegaFon has built more base stations than any other Russian mobile network operator and remains a pioneer in high-speed Internet era while maintaining leadership positions in 4G and testing capabilities of the fifth generation of mobile communication technology on current cases in everyday life. For the second year in a row, MegaFon is recognized as Russia’s fastest operator based on measurements taken by users all across the country. It is a great honour for us to win a truly national award, and also a huge responsibility to keep opening up new opportunities for our customers in mobile Internet industry,” — said Vlad Wolfson, Commercial Director at MegaFon.
MegaFon customers in Moscow can download data at an average speed of 41.93 Mbit/s, and upload data with the speed 14.46 Mbit/s, which almost doubles the performance of the second fastest mobile provider in terms of average speed rates. The results of measurements taken by users in St. Petersburg have shown that the average download speed was 25.74 Mbit/s, and upload speed — 14.46 Mbit/s.
About the companies
Ookla Company, founder of Speedtest service, is the world leader in testing and analyzing the Internet. Speedtest is the most precise way to measure network performance and to carry out network diagnostics. Speedtest provides an independent view on speed and quality of mobile and fixed broadband connections. Millions of users recognize Ookla Speedtest as № 1 application for testing the Internet speed and it is trusted every day by the professionals of the industry.
MegaFon PJSC is a Russian integrated digital service provider. MegaFon operates in all segments of the telecommunications markets in Russia, and in the Republics of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Tajikistan. MegaFon is a recognized market leader in the provision of mobile data services, was the first operator in Russia to launch commercial operation of a third generation (3G) network and was the first operator in the world to launch commercial operation of an LTE-Advanced (4G) data network. MegaFon shares are traded on Moscow Exchange under the symbol MFON. Additional information about MegaFon and the products and services provided by MegaFon can be found at: http://www.megafon.ru
The company increased its service revenue, OIBDA and net profit in spite of plummeting roaming and retail revenues.