United States Drops to 55th in Global 4G LTE Speed Rankings [Chart]

United States Drops to 55th in Global 4G LTE Speed Rankings [Chart]

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The United States has dropped to 55th in global 4G LTE speed rankings, according to data collected by OpenSignal. Last quarter the U.S. was in 43rd place but other countries have been making significant headway.

The speed crown today, however, goes to New Zealand, which first launched LTE just two years ago (for more details on how we calculate our country averages see the methodology section). Though LTE-Advanced hasn’t yet taken hold in New Zealand, Spark and Vodafone have launched LTE on two frequency bands each, delivering an awful lot of 4G capacity. As for individual performance goes (based on the operators where we had a large enough data sample), Singapore’s StarHub clocked the fastest average speeds of any global operator at 38 Mbps.

OpenSignal notes that while part of the reason the U.S. is slipping is due to its huge base of subscribers, it hasn't matched the capacity that countries like South Korea and Singapore have put into their networks. The United States has also been slowing in moving to LTE-Advanced.

Within the U.S., T-Mobile was found to deliver the fastest speeds with average of about 12 Mbps, followed by Verizon at 12 Mbps, C Spire and AT&T at 8Mbps, and then U.S. Cellular and Sprint at 6 Mpbs.

Check out the chart below for more details...

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United States Drops to 55th in Global 4G LTE Speed Rankings [Chart]
joshWUa - September 25, 2015 at 2:58pm
Nothing but LIES!!!
Sulaiman a - September 25, 2015 at 8:24am
not accurate result .. im in kuwait and im getting more than 30mbps
ifaisals - September 25, 2015 at 7:07am
What about Maldives? Maldives is the only country in South Asia to have an LTE-Advanced mobile network.
Povilas - September 25, 2015 at 5:28am
In lithuania internet is cheap and very good LTE internet :)
JoMama - September 25, 2015 at 2:46am
This is nowhere accurate as most of the top listed have the population to use ratio.
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