TIM Brasil top for mobile connectivity in Rio de Janeiro

Monday 1 August 2016 | 10:18 CET | News

A Global Wireless Solutions' test of the top mobile operators (Claro, Oi, TIM and Vivo) in host Olympic city Rio de Janeiro reveals that TIM is top for mobile internet upload and download speeds, based on measurements at the location Barra.

The best connected locations in Rio are Copacabana beach and the Sambadrome, with all four networks scoring high for both speed and availability. On average, at the majority of locations hosting sporting events operators achieved nearly 100 percent LTE across all sites. 

For tourist-specific locations, TIM and Claro maintain the highest percentages of LTE services, offering the best 4G experience. The worst connection speeds were seen on the train up to the Christ the Redeemer statue and at the site itself (TIM has a top success rate of 89%, compared to Vivo’s 38%).  

Over 23,800 task tests were conducted in order to evaluate network performance of Tier 1 Brazilian carriers throughout Maracana, Lapa, Christ the Redeemer, Copacabana, Barra, Sugarloaf Mountain Cable Car, Botanical Gardens, Cinelandia, Flamengo Park, Lagoa de Freitas, Sambadrome, Sao Cristovao Fair and Urca during June. The tests were conducted using the GWS Mobile Diagnostic App running on Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones.

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