Ookla Speed Test



Sri Lanka Q3-Q4 2019

Mobitel is Sri Lanka’s Speedtest Awards™ Winner for mobile network speed. To win this award, Mobitel achieved a Speed Score™ of 24.27, with average speeds of 26.87 Mbps for download and 11.75 Mbps for upload.

Speed Score incorporates a measure of each provider’s download and upload speed to rank network speed performance. See next page for more detail.

Sri Lanka’s Mobile Tests on LTE-Capable Devices

Ookla® compared user-initiated tests taken on the Speedtest iOS and Android mobile apps from all the major mobile carriers in Sri Lanka during the award period to determine who showed the fastest mobile network speeds.

Sri Lanka‘s Mobile Tests on LTE-Capable Devices

Market Statistics

How Speed Score Works

When analyzing fastest operators, Ookla solely considers top carriers (all carriers with 3% or more of total test samples in the market for the period). We then determine the fastest carrier using Speed Score which incorporates a measure of each provider’s download and load speed to rank network speed performance (90% of the final Speed Score is attributed to download speed and the remaining 10% to upload speed). The Speed Score uses a modified trimean to demonstrate the download and upload speeds that are available across a rovider’s network. We take speeds from the 10th percentile, 50th percentile (also known as the median), and 90th percentile, and combine them in a weighted average using a 1:2:1 ratio, respectively. We place the most emphasis on the download speeds and median speeds as those represent what most network providers’ customers will experience on a day-to-day basis.

City Network Speeds


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