OpenSignal has printed an up to date State of LTE record for February, 2018. To be relatively fair, 4G era doesn’t appear to have developed an excessive amount of in recent years, given everyone seems to be extra all for creating and deploying 5G, so this record doesn’t actually have anything else too thrilling.
Then again, we do get to look the place the nice ol’ US of A ranks in 4G velocity in comparison to different countries (it’s just like the Olympics however with 4G) and we’re additionally finding out of countries that at the moment are offering 4G connection speeds no less than 90% of the time.
For moderate velocity in Mbps, it’s no longer having a look nice for america. Recently, when stacked towards different international locations, we’re ranked #62. In keeping with OpenSignal, we are available in with a median velocity of 16.31Mbps. Examine that to South Korea, Norway and the Netherlands, all of whom be offering 40Mbps averages, and we’re now depressed.
Whilst speeds aren’t all that sizzling for us, what we will say is that get admission to to “4G” has larger. As OpenSignal’s record displays, “There at the moment are 5 international locations the place customers have get admission to to a 4G connection greater than 90% of the time: South Korea, Japan, Norway, Hong Kong and the U.S.”
That’s nice for us, for those who believe 16Mbps to be a 4G connection.
I’ll be relatively to look how all of those numbers react to the release of 5G for customers. Will america nonetheless battle to provide improbable speeds to voters? Will our availability numbers be simply as excellent? Wager we’ll have to only wait and notice.