The company significantly increased its Speed Score from last year
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – April 15, 2019 – For the second year in a row, Liberty Puerto Rico has received the 2018 Speedtest Award™ as Puerto Rico’s Fastest Fixed Network. Liberty won the title with a Speed Score™ of 47.08, which is well above Liberty’s 29.98 Speed Score last year and that of other Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on the island.
Liberty also achieved top download and upload speeds of 115.04 Mbps and 14.74 Mbps, respectively. The Speedtest Award is based on analysis by Ookla® of 2,184,055 tests taken with Speedtest® which were carried out by consumers in Puerto Rico during the last six months of 2018.
“Winning Ookla’s Speedtest Award as the internet provider in Puerto Rico with the fastest fixed network for the second year in a row is a validation of all the hard work that we have carried out to upgrade our network in recent years, even before the hurricanes hit Puerto Rico,” said Naji Khoury, president and CEO of Liberty Puerto Rico. “After the hurricanes, we increased our efforts to optimize our broadband network so we could provide higher Internet speeds, capacity and consistency, and thus accommodate our customers’ growing demand for bandwidth. Receiving this distinction for a second time means we are headed in the right direction.”
Speedtest Award winners are determined using a Speed Score that incorporates a measure of each provider’s download and upload speeds to rank network speed performance. Because most of the data transferred over the internet involves downloading, 90 percent of the final Speed Score is attributed to download speed and the remaining 10 percent to upload speed.
The Speed Score uses a modified trimean to demonstrate the download and upload speeds that are available across a provider’s network. Ookla takes speeds from the 10th percentile, 50th percentile (used as the median) and 90th percentile, then combines them in a weighted average using a 1:2:1 ratio, respectively. Ookla places more emphasis on the median because that is the speed most customers experience on a daily basis.
“Customers’ demand for bandwidth today is increasing, as their use and the number of electronic devices grows, be it for entertainment or work purposes,” comments Waldo Hooker, vice president of Customer Experience of Liberty Puerto Rico. “To deliver innovative products and services, we need to provide our customers with a fast and reliable Internet connection. We are proud of achieving this recognition for a second year in row and we will continue working hard to offer our customers the most reliable Internet service in our market.”
“At Ookla, we are pleased to recognize Liberty Puerto Rico as the ISP with the Fastest Fixed Network in Puerto Rico for a second year in a row,” said Jamie Steven, executive vice president of operations at Ookla. “Liberty not only showed an outstanding ISP performance during Q3-Q4 2018, but also surpassed their Speed Score from the prior year by a significant margin.”
Speedtest by Ookla users perform a Speedtest that measures the performance of both fixed and mobile operators, then the results are analyzed and reported by Ookla. The awards are only issued to top providers in the country. To see more on the Speedtest Award results for Puerto Rico, go to https://www.speedtest.net/awards/puerto_rico/2018?award_type=isp&time_period=q3-q4.
Speedtest® by Ookla is considered the dominant global leader in internet performance, testing and metrics. The technology enables it to provide accurate and unbiased internet performance readings, which empowers consumers worldwide to check and troubleshoot their Internet speeds. Ookla is the global leader in fixed broadband and mobile network internet speed testing applications, data and analysis. More than 10 million tests are initiated each day across all Speedtest platforms, with over 23 billion completed to date. This gives Ookla the most comprehensive analytics on worldwide internet performance and accessibility.
About Liberty Puerto Rico:
Liberty Puerto Rico is a subsidiary of Liberty Latin America and has approximately 738,600 RGUs as of December 31, 2018 in 75 municipalities in the eastern, central, northern southern and western regions of Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.libertypr.com.
About Liberty Latin America
Liberty Latin America is a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil, BTC and Cabletica. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region include digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.
Liberty Latin America has three separate classes of common shares, which are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbols "LILA" (Class A) and "LILAK" (Class C), and on the OTC link under the symbol "LILAB" (Class B). For more information, please visit www.lla.com.