Sri Lanka’s Hutchison Telecommunications (Hutch) among the world’s top 30 “most improved” mobile operators in terms of Upload Speed Experience and fourth generation (4G) availability, according to a report by an independent mobile analytics company.
The UK-based Opensignal Ltd for the first time ranked the world’s operators using their measures of mobile network experience in its latest report.
According to the report, Hutch’s upload speed experience saw an improvement of 65.9 percent in the first half of the year compared to the same period of last year.
Meanwhile, its 4G availability has improved by almost 30 percent in the first half of this year compared to the same period of last year, placing the mobile operator as the 6th most improved globally.
In order to reach the Global Rising Stars status, a mobile operator must meet relevant criterias in download speed and upload experience, video experience and 4G availability.
“To be one of the top 30 operators in the world for year-on-year percentage improvement in just one metric requires a tremendous effort, but to do so across a few borders on the herculean,” Opensignal stated.
In addition, two other mobile operators from the country : Airtel and Mobitel were ranked among world’s top 30 “most improved” mobile operators in terms of video experience and 4G availability, respectively.