4G Network Headed Towards More Availability While Speeds Come Down

By May 19th, 2018 AT 4:19 PM

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.”

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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.

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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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Ashish
Ashish

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

dragonmonk
dragonmonk

Nice. Congratulations on fast internet access.

Priyansh Singh
Priyansh Singh

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!!

Sunny | Lucknow
Sunny | Lucknow

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

Priyansh Singh
Priyansh Singh

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. 🙂

Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
Girish Gowda | BengaLuru

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

Priyansh Singh
Priyansh Singh

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

Siddu
Siddu

+1

Vin
Vin

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

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