KUALA LUMPUR,. Maxis emerged as the clear winner in the telco space in terms of 4G speed as compared to its competitors in the last six months, the latest data by OpenSignal showed.
According to its latest report, Maxis is the only Malaysian operator to exceed 20 megabits per second (Mbps) speeds in OpenSignal’s 4G tests, and managed to wrest the overall speed crown away from Yes for the period from December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018.
“Small increases in 4G speed and 4G availability – along with the likely transition of more Maxis subscribers to 4G services – pushed Maxis’ average overall speed to 17Mbps in our most recent measurements.
“Yes was still a close second with an overall speed score of 15.7Mbps,” the wireless coverage mapping company said.
In terms of availability, Maxis and Yes split in regional awards for 4G and speed in Kuala Lumpur.
“An analysis of the capital region in November showed Yes and Maxis statistically tied in 4G speed, but Maxis jumped out ahead in the most recent test period with an average download of 22.7Mbps.
“Yes, however, again beat all five of its competitors in 4G availability in Kuala Lumpur.
“Our 4G users in KL were able to tap into Yes’ LTE service 93.2 per cent of the time,” it said.
Besides that, OpenSignal said five service providers – Maxis, Celcom, Digi, Yes and Unifi Mobile – crossed the 75 per cent treshold of LTE availability in the last six months.
“Yes held onto our 4G availability award with a score of 92.5 per cent, but Unifi Mobile and Celcom demonstrated the biggest growth spurts in our availability results.
“Unifi’s 4G availability increased by 10 percentage points in six months, while Celcom’s score increased by more than seven percentage points,” it said.