Telstra is now Australia's fastest network across both mobile and fixed services

Speed changes everything. Picture: Marvel

Telstra has been named Australia’s fastest mobile network provider for the fourth consecutive year.

The results of the Ookla 2018 Speedtest Awards were announced yesterday, and Telstra also took the title for Australia’s fastest fixed network broadband provider.

In Australia, the awards are based on the performance of all major network operators in the six months from January 1 to June 30. They are measured across more than 481,000 users and 1.7 million tests for the mobile award and more than 9.8 million users and 15.8 million tests for the fixed network award.

It’s been a good year so far for Australia’s biggest telco, having also sat at the top of the Netflix Speed Index every month for the past five months.

“Our win in fixed speeds reflects the investment we have made in delivering an improved performance across our ADSL and HFC networks and on the nbn,” Telstra’s Executive Director Network Infrastructure and Engineering, Channa Seneviratne, said.

“We have boosted speed tiers on HFC and nbn, provisioned more capacity from nbn co and upgraded backhaul networks, which has flowed through to an improved experience for our customers.”

Telstra is investing $5 billion over the three years to June 2019 to enhance the capacity, capability and reach of its mobile network.

“We have set ourselves the target of leading in all key network performance surveys and the latest Ookla results are a positive sign of our progress on this goal,” Seneviratne said.

To win the award, Telstra achieved a speed score of 47.27, with average speeds of 53.42 Mbps for download and 17.53 Mbps for upload.

Here’s how the top three compare:

Image: Ookla

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