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Australia's 4G is the fastest in the world, US' ranks second slowest


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Users of 4G LTE in the US: Your last-gen network isn't as fast as you think. British research firm OpenSignal, which specializes in wireless coverage mapping, has released a report which states that Australia has the fastest 4G Internet speed in the world. While the US is second slowest, the Philippines was named the slowest.

According to the report, which is based on the state of LTE coverage and speeds around the world, all LTE networks dont perform comparably, contrary to what most of the people anticipate. The data showed that there is immense variation in 4G performance of networks in different countries, with some service providers showing overall dwindling 4G download speeds in 2013. For example, in the US, average 4G download speeds have dropped from 9.6 Mbps in the second half of 2012 to 6.5 Mbps in 2013.

The report also noted that the U.S. networks uniformly performed poorly, and no particular operator was responsible for the drop in the nation's average speeds. Congested service could be the outcome of spectrum allocations, staggered network rollouts, equipment upgrades, additional customers, and more.

Australia was at the top of the list with greatly improved 4G speeds of 24.5Mbps, up 42 percent from 17.3Mbps. Brazil, Italy and Hong Kong were also noted for good average 4G speeds ranging from 21 Mbps to 22 Mbps.

http://opensignal.com/reports/state-of-lte-q1-2014/

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How this test was measured? I mean does this mean 24.5 x 8 or 24.5 / 8.

Here where I live is also 4G LTE network with quite good signal, usually download speed is around 50Mbps to 63Mbps and upload speed is around 30Mbps to 40Mbps.

And this costs only 20 euros per month.

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How this test was measured? I mean does this mean 24.5 x 8 or 24.5 / 8.

Here where I live is also 4G LTE network with quite good signal, usually download speed is around 50Mbps to 63Mbps and upload speed is around 30Mbps to 40Mbps.

And this costs only 20 euros per month.

Lucky you!

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I don't trust this kinda research or maybe the year that the research was conducted. Because a lot of countries has migrated to 4G LTE network. The last time I checked (not so long) , South Korea was leading... So what happened!? Which year was this conducted?

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And also if it was measured using USB2.0 port instead of USB3.0 port, like everybody knows if 4G LTE "usb stick" is connected to USB3.0 port it gives better download/upload speeds, and how was the weather, if there's a heavy fog or something which makes 4G connections much worse, and the time of day when this was measured.

There's so many variables in this case.

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Sl@pSh0ck™

Users of 4G LTE in the US: Your last-gen network isn't as fast as you think. British research firm OpenSignal, which specializes in wireless coverage mapping, has released a report which states that Australia has the fastest 4G Internet speed in the world. While the US is second slowest, the Philippines was named the slowest.

Why im not surprised :rolleyes:

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