I just test the speed of my Fido LTE network using an app called speedtest.
The download speed is like 10Mbps and upload speed is like 17Mbps.
Is it normal? other courier's LTE seems like much more faster. 10Mbps is more like WCDMA speed.
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It looks like I'm running about 50 percent when it comes to acheiving the listed typical download speeds of 12 Mbps to 25 Mbps. Taken from: http://www.fido.ca/web/page/portal/Fido/CoverageSupport&lang=en?cm_mmc=Redirects-_-External-_-Market...
I know there are other external factors that determine download speeds, I was just hoping it would be a little more consistent.
I know there is another thread re: Fido vs Rogers LTE, where I actually previously commented on. However, after doing some additional research, I'm curious as to why Fido states "upto 40 Mbps for select devices" whereas Rogers states "upto 75 Mbps or even 150 Mbps". Does Fido need to update the info on their website? Or does Fido indeed have limited access to Rogers' network as suggested in the other thread?
EDIT: Okay, I just re-read: "As device selection evolves, you will be able to take advantage of the full potential of the Fido LTE network and maximum theoretical speeds will increase to up to 150 Mbps".
Anyways, I just posted to inform the OP of the stated 'typical download speeds'...
My speeds seem pretty good to be honest, better than i expected at least. With a Moto X in Montreal.
First image is 4/5 bars LTE when outside. I tested in about 5 different places on my way home, the lowest I got with 3 bars was 44MBS.
Second image is LTE inside the house with 2 bars. I was very surprised by this one considering there are 2 spots in the house where I lose data completely sometimes.
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One thing I learned since I posted my replies above is that in addition to the other factors (strength of signal, network congestion, etc) that can affect network speed, the LTE band or frequency to which your device is connected can also affect data speeds.
The different bands/frequencies have different bandwidths associated with them (see table posted here). The larger the bandwidth, the greater potential for faster resultant data transmission speeds. Obviously, most people would want to connect to the band/frequency with the greatest speed potential. However, it's not that simple. The larger bandwidth is associated with the higher frequencies. The downside of the higher frequencies is that they also have a faster rate of decay -- meaning they travel shorter distances and cannot penetrate as much as the lower frequencies (see infographic posted here).
The nature of cellular service is that it is dependent on your location relative to the cellular towers. It's possible that while you were with a different provider, you were closer to their tower, thereby allowing a LTE connection with a higher frequency. If you are further away from a Fido/Rogers tower, you might have to connect with a lower frequency.
The different mobile providers have their own strategic placement for their cellular towers. Some of those locations will benefit some customers but not necessarily others. It's not automatically true that the other providers are better. They might be better at some locations. At the same time, Fido/Rogers might be better at other locations.
Hope this helps
I appreciate the fact that you are testing from different places. However, do you know where the cellular towers are located? Is it possible that every where you go you happen to be a fair distance away from the towers? You can get an idea of where the cellular towers are located here...
When you test your speeds from different locations, do you also vary the testing site? Different testing sites can result in vastly differing performances.
... So Well Network compatibility and location maybe factors determining signal strength...
They are also factors in determining to which band/frequency your phone connects**
I'm not saying that the frequency bandwidth is the reason for your phone's slow data speeds. It does however, possibly explain how Roskov attained the speeds they posted above. Even my most recent speed tests -- though not as impressive as Roskov's -- tend to be greater than yours (usually 1 or 2 bar strength). They also average (18.75Mbps) right around Rogers' average download speed (see here) (note speed test results shown are pre-LTE-A)
We're both using Fido. The network is capable of providing greater speeds than the ones you're obtaining. So why does my S5 tend to get better speeds than your G5?...
@Hottubman i'm like you I travel around and I get horrible speeds when using data, when i'm on a call it would drop to H and I can't even surf and at times it won't even download a MMS until I end the call. It's very frustrating my belief is that since the introduction of VoLTE the network has been horrible.
I'm using a Nexus 6p and I replicate the problem on a Samsung Galaxy S6 I did extensive tests and troubleshooting. Fido reset my connection over and over even had me change SIM cards. After multiple calls to Fido and finally got a rep that was intrigue with the problem and really wanted to solve it. He contacted a level 2 technician who admitted they have a problem with certain phones/account on the network and they are working on it but can't figure it out and he added my account to the list. I currently have an open ticket that has not been resolved as yet.
The red dot is where I am currently see the towers around me, now here is the speeds I get.
Have you ever considered reporting this on our App ? Simply log in to My Account then click on your phone number, then at the bottom on Network Aid. You can also do it right here .
It's a great way to keep us in the loop when you are experiencing Network issues that are intermittent.
Hope this helps!
Its nice that a fido rep has commented on this thread twice with the same " you cant prove me wrong and im not about to offer any useful feedback" ...
I assume you're referring to my earlier posts (there weren't any others who posted more than once since your post). Firstly, I do not work for, nor do I represent Fido.
I posted information regarding a likely possibility you're getting the speeds you're getting. You chose not to believe that explanation. Fair enough. But that doesn't mean the information I posted was not a contributing factor -- whether you believe it or not.
...there really shouldnt be any weak signal spots in the GTA, an area with 5 million people in a small geographical centre....
That right there, is a fundamental limitation of cellular data -- for all mobile networks. There is a finite amount of bandwidth for any given location. The more people within that location, the more that bandwidth needs to be shared. Add to that, the changing use of mobile data. More and more people are using their devices to stream music or video. The increased data requirement of streaming services only adds to the network congestion.
When would one likely see a decrease in speed? After work or school and evenings, when more people are using the networks.
Yes, it affects everyone in large urban areas -- regardless of provider. Along with the many other factors that affect speed, that's why none of the mobile providers can guarantee speed. If any, they only provide theoretical or peak speeds.