ViewQuest’s more than three-year-long reign as the fastest fixed broadband provider in Singapore is now over, with MyRepublic overtaking it in Ookla’s latest quarterly findings.
According to the internet analysis firm’s Q4 2021 Speedtest, MyRepublic is now the country’s fastest provider, recording a Speed Score of 258.01 versus VieQuest’s 254.53. Speed Score combines providers’ download speeds and upload speeds into a single metric – 80% is attributed to the former and 20% to the latter. Behind ViewQuest is SingTel with 235.63, followed by StarHub with 196.21 and M1 with 190.46. So if you’re considering switching providers, MyRepublic will now give you the fastest speeds.
When it comes to latency, however, MyRepublic and ViewQuest are virtually tied, with both providers recording a median latency of 3ms. They’re followed by M1 and SingTel with 4ms and at the bottom is Starhub with 5ms. For those unfamiliar, latency is the time it takes for data to make a round trip from one point to another. The lower the latency, the more responsive your connection is.
Meanwhile, Singtel took the top spot for mobile network speeds with a Speed Score of 113.80 on modern chipsets, a moderate increase from the 99.74 it recorded the previous quarter. It’s followed by StarHub with 80.04, M1 with 50.72, then by TPG Telecom with 24.09.
With regards to latency, Singtel, StarHub and M1 all recorded a median latency of 18ms while TPG Telecom recorded 19ms.
Singtel additionally ranked first among the 5G providers in the country, with a median download speed of 289.01Mbps – a significant lead over StarHub’s 124.74Mbps and M1’s 118.13Mbps.
Ookla also shared data on the phones that showed the fastest download speeds in Singapore. The iPhone 13 Pro Max placed first among all other phones, with a median download speed of 138.40Mbps. Not too far off is the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, which recorded 134.94Mbps. It’s followed by iPhone 13 Pro with 126.51Mbps, then by the Galaxy S21 5G with 123.94Mbps and the Oppo Find X3 Pro 5G with 116.91Mbps.
Apple was similarly chief among major manufacturers in terms of the network speeds of its phones, with a median download speed of 75.81Mbps. Samsung came behind it with 64.68Mbps, followed by Oppo with 50.99Mbps.
Lastly, the Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G had the fastest speeds versus all other chipsets in the market, recording a median download speed of 129.46Mbps. It’s followed by Samsung’s Exynos 2100 with 109.12Mbps and the Snapdragon 888 5G with 98.46Mbps.