Cable & Telecom

New Ookla report looks at whether 5G is worth the phone upgrade

SEATTLE — Holiday shoppers thinking about purchasing a 5G phone this year may be interested in reading Ookla’s most recent Speedtest Intelligence data analysis, which finds not all 5G Android devices offer a massive improvement in Canada. For its report, Ookla analyzed Speedtest Intelligence data from the most popular Android and iPhone devices during Q3 2021 to help consumers determine if the expected speed performance of 5G is worth the extra cost of an upgraded phone. As shown in the chart above for Canada, Ookla’s analysis found “while the fastest 5G-capable device among the top five most popular (the Samsung...