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U Mobile is Malaysia’s Fastest Mobile Network, celebrate with 1GB free data for everyone

Speedtest by Ookla, a globally popular broadband speed testing platform, has named U Mobile, Malaysia’s Fastest Mobile Network.

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U Mobile’s top ranking was based on Speedtest data that Ookla collocated via their proprietary Android and iOS mobile applications over a six months period. More than 5 million test results are collected each day and the data is thoroughly analysed before U Mobile was selected by the independent authority.

To celebrate U Mobile’s latest recognition, the Telco will be giving away free 1GB of data for one month to its prepaid, postpaid and broadband data plan customers. “This is to thank them for their support. This offer will be valid from 1st to 31st December 2015,” the Telco said. The free 1GB data will be automatically credited to eligible customer accounts automatically.

How U Mobile was named Malaysia’s Fastest Mobile Network? According to Ookla:

The Speedtest website (www.speedtest.net) and our iPhone and Android applications collect over 5 million test results per day. Results from www.speedtest.net are considered “broadband” results and results from IOS and Droid are “mobile results”.

Ookla’s data science team has put this mass set of broadband and mobile data through strict methodologies in order to create our award winners. We have thoroughly analyzed the data in order to stand behind our endorsement of our winners. In our analysis of broadband and mobile data, we follow a process that looks like this:

Raw Test Data-> Filter-> Sample Construction-> Filter-> Aggregation

What this means in a nutshell is that we take the raw data and apply a series of filters. For example, we filter out any outliers and we don’t include any results that are outside of theoretical speed thresholds for the technology at hand. Then we construct samples. We do this to make sure that in any given 24 hour period, no user has more than one “vote.” If a speed tester takes 100 tests per day, we take the average of those 100 and use one single test result or “vote” for that user. We then aggregate these samples.

For mobile awards, we rank mobile networks using the average download performance for the fastest technology available in that country. This provides an accurate view of the typical performance you can achieve using a modern smartphone or tablet on a given mobile network. Because LTE has become pervasive in many locations around the world, we focused primarily on LTE tests, rather than the average of all tests, which would unfairly bias mobile networks with customers using older, non-LTE devices. We also share average LTE upload performance for each mobile network. In those countries where we rate on a speed other than LTE, we will highlight the technology used for those awards.

“U Mobile believes in offering best value mobile data plans with the best customer experience. This approach is working very well for us as we have won several accolades this year and most recently, Ookla recognised U Mobile as having the fastest mobile network in Malaysia. It is testament that we are indeed providing the best mobile customer experience possible to all Malaysians. #DataStrongNetwork !” said Wong Heang Tuck, Chief Executive Officer of U Mobile.

U Mobile has more than 4 million subscribers, which 70% are smartphone users and more than 90% of its base are Internet users.

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Kugan is the founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy