India’s LTE Coverage Increases to 84.03% But Stands Last in the Average LTE Speed With 6.13 Mbps Speed: OpenSignal

By November 3rd, 2017 AT 7:11 PM

OpenSignal has released its State of LTE report conducted between July 1, 2017, and October 31, 2017. And guess what, India recorded slowest LTE speeds during the period and stands last in the list with an average speed of just 6.13 Mbps. However, when it comes to LTE coverage, India climbed four places in the last when compared to last OpenSignal State of LTE report and now stands at 11th position.


OpenSignal conducted the test in 77 countries including South Korea, Japan, USA, etc. In this test period, 50 countries out of the 77 countries had 4G availability scores above 70%, compared to 33 countries just six months ago. OpenSignal says that it those 50 countries, they were able to latch onto an LTE signal in more than 7 out of every 10 attempts.

At the same time, OpenSignal report stated that no individual operator has broken the barrier of 50 Mbps in the average 4G download speeds department. The list is led by Singapore and South Korea respectively with an average 4G LTE speed of 46.6 Mbps and 45.9 Mbps respectively.

Having said that, India stands last in the list with an average speed of 6.13 Mbps, which is underwhelming. While India has a broad LTE coverage, thanks to Reliance Jio, we’re nowhere close to other developing countries in the average speed department.

Furthermore, OpenSignal also stated that they have observed an increase in 4G availability in almost every country covered in the report. Six months ago, 33 countries were able to provide an LTE signal more than 70% of the time, but now, that number has grown to 50 countries.

It is also reported that the average 4G download speed in top-performing countries started to decline. In the June 2017 report, 14 countries averaged 4G download speeds of 30 Mbps, but now, the number is decreased to 13 countries. That said, the global average for LTE downloads did tick upward slightly from 16.2 Mbps to 16.6 Mbps in the last six months

To give a brief idea about the OpenSignal State of LTE report conducted between July 1, 2017, and October 31, 2017, OpenSignal has 3,816,934 test devices and it has done 50,119,524,309 measurements.

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I doubt about Airtels coverage Pan India!!!!!

Girish Gowda
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Thank god for Jio. Or else with operators like Vodafone who say India isn’t ready for 4G, we’d be in the last century while the rest of the world zooms past.

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