4G Network Headed Towards More Availability While Speeds Come Down

OpenSignal, not long ago, furnished its quarterly report on the 4G network data which published data measured between October 1, 2017, and December 29, 2017, related to scaling of 4G network in many countries. The State of LTE February 2018 edition remarked that even though the 4G network expansion was increasing with each quarter, the speed wasn’t necessarily going up. The report also published some India specific insight and we got to know that the 4G network coverage in the country went up from 84.03% to 86.26%, but India also secured the last position in terms of LTE speed and also the numbers slipped down from 6.07 Mbps to 6.13 Mbps which was the speed last quarter. South Korea and Singapore remained the top countries with 45.9 Mbps and 46.6 Mbps average speeds respectively. Even though there was a slight decline in speeds in top countries, the global average went up from 16.2 Mbps to 16.6 Mbps owing to 4G network expansion in developing countries. This test which encompassed results from 77 countries also furnished that 50 countries scored more than 70% in 4G availability, a number which stood at 33 just six months ago. OpenSignal also shared their thoughts on the report which came out on February 20 this year saying “It’s a sign that 4G has reached maturity in many more countries.”


OpenSignal conducted this test in 77 countries, and during the period, 50 countries out of the total countries had 4G availability scores above 70%, compared to 33 countries just six months ago. This essentially converts to 4G users in those 50 countries were able to latch onto an LTE signal in more than seven out of every ten attempts. “It’s a sign that 4G has reached maturity in many more countries,” said OpenSignal.



OpenSignal also compared the average download connection speed globally of the major wireless network technologies. The average 2G network speed across the country is 0.1 Mbps, 3G network speed is 4.4 Mbps, 4G/LTE speed is 16.6 Mbps, and average Wi-Fi speed is 9.9 Mbps.

It is sad to see India at the bottom of the list of average 4G speeds, but that is how it goes. With a rank of 14 in the 4G network availability, India easily would have been in the top 15 countries list. Alongside India, other countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, and Algeria also averaged less than 10 Mbps speed.

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May 19, 2018 9:12 pm 9:12 PM

In my village gawalison jhajjar haryana jio downloading speed is always about 20 mb and uploading speed is 6mb.

Jio is best in our village

May 20, 2018 4:17 pm 4:17 PM

Nice. Congratulations on fast internet access.

Priyansh Singh
May 20, 2018 6:53 pm 6:53 PM

Hey Monki,

You’re one of the Positive Person I came across on TT. You never gave anyone any harsh words. I also didn’t had any disagreements with you other than the matter of Aadhaar. Moreover, I love to read your tussle with Girish Gowda. It makes me laugh to my core. This place has turned out to be a blame game section. Your friendly banter at least makes me smile.

Keep up the Good Work Mate!!

May 20, 2018 11:03 pm 11:03 PM


Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
May 20, 2018 10:17 pm 10:17 PM

What tussle? It’s just a bit of friendly jabbing by two neighbours, mate.

Priyansh Singh
May 21, 2018 10:10 pm 10:10 PM

Bro, whatever it is. I feel overjoyed reading it. Keep doing this at let the users of TT have a smile across their face. 🙂

Sunny | Lucknow
May 20, 2018 9:06 pm 9:06 PM

Oh boy aren’t you gullible…. Do something quick or you’ll get fooled by people a lot in your life 😐

Priyansh Singh
May 21, 2018 10:13 pm 10:13 PM

Bro, do you really think so? Well I’ll take this comment in a positive way and work upon it but I seriously feel what I’ve written. It doesn’t depicts I’m gullible or sort of like that. Thank you so much for the Advice though. 🙂

May 19, 2018 8:21 pm 8:21 PM

Carrier aggregation and More spectrum can only save choking network in india otherwise that list is never gonna change.

May 19, 2018 6:55 pm 6:55 PM
As more & more people adopt 4g , the load is increasing & the speeds are going down. . More towers & fiber may help little to the operator . Actual more spectrum is required for 4g ( specially jio). They are touching 200 million . For the next 100 million addition , spectrum is required. Already the network is stretching to full limit in major towns & cities. Its been over 15 months , since the last auction. I am sure jio will be looking to add spectrum pan india & airtel in some circles . Government should look… Read more »
May 20, 2018 4:20 pm 4:20 PM

And let’s hope that Jio pays full and fair price for spectrum this time, and won’t repeat its last act of getting pan-India spectrum dirt cheap and through back channel using a benami company.

May 20, 2018 5:27 pm 5:27 PM
Jio entered telecom through buying a stake of 96%.in infotel broadband services limited . The said company had won 4g spectrum of band 40 in all 22 circles through open spectrum auction. In the same auction airtel & many other broad band players won spectrum through auction. The spectrum price won by ibsl is auction driven. Airtel had bid for few circles & won at the same price as ibsl. Jio has paid a price to ibsl of rs 4800 cores over the purchase of spectrum. The company won spectrum & did not start work & later they sold it… Read more »
AU(Airtel User)
May 21, 2018 5:08 pm 5:08 PM

+1 Kunal.

Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
May 20, 2018 10:21 pm 10:21 PM

+1. You cleared that up quite well. But the Chinesemonk will keep continuing the propaganda in more posts because he is mandated the PRC to do so. He only posts anti-Indian stuff and was even caught to be a Chinese who may/may or not live in India in some posts.

Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
May 20, 2018 5:16 pm 5:16 PM

Jio paid the full price. This is why Chinese media shouldn’t be trusted, Chinese monk.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
May 20, 2018 1:09 am 1:09 AM

Whatever you said is correct but it will take 2-3 years atleast!!!!! Unless and until Jio doesn’t launch PAN India 50Mbps broadband then situation will be same over next few years!!!!!

May 20, 2018 12:00 am 12:00 AM

600Mhz T-Mobile got in US is magical! Why is that 600Mhz still kept reserved for other countries?

AU(Airtel User)
May 19, 2018 9:05 pm 9:05 PM

Hey Kunal government is ready with spectrum auction but JAVOID are not ready for auction. Only 3 bands are in play 700Mhz, 2300Mhz and 3.4-3.6Ghz spectrum.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
May 19, 2018 11:32 pm 11:32 PM

2300 or 2100?

Rhishav (Kolkata)
May 19, 2018 10:57 pm 10:57 PM

There is also alot of spectrum in the 2100Mhz band for everyone to use.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
May 20, 2018 1:10 am 1:10 AM

I hope Jio acquires band 1 spectrum and 700Mhz spectrum!!!!!

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
May 20, 2018 1:10 am 1:10 AM

2500Mhz as well!!!!!