Singapore is also the fastest 4G country in the world, according to a report by Open Signal, a UK-based wireless technology company. The report compares 4G performance across 88 countries worldwide.
South Korea is the second fastest network in Asia followed by Australia and New Zealand. In Australia, Vodafone has jumped ahead of Telstra in the 4G speed metric, averaging LTE downloads of 40 Mbps.
Taiwan's operators are quickly joining the global elite in 4G availability and it is the fifth fastest network speed in Asia.
It is followed by Japan and Vietnam at 25.39 and 21.49 mbps respectively. As per the report Japan 4G network speed is by no means slow, but it is still well away from matching the LTE speeds of the elite countries.
Brunei Darussalam has eighth fastest network in Asia with 17.48 mbps speed. It is followed by Myanmar and Malaysia. Other countries below 15mbps are Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Pakistan.
India fares poorly in the report. Its operators are still focused on growing LTE's reach rather than injecting more speed into their 4G services, according to the report.
According to the report through improved smartphone technology and new spectrum, mobile operators have elevated average 4G speeds first beyond 20 Mbps, then beyond 30 Mbps, and in the last two years, beyond 40 Mbps.
However now the industry seems to have reached a limit to what current technology, spectral bandwidth and mobile economics can support on a nationwide level.
The fastest countries average LTE download speeds have stalled at just over 45 Mbps, as per the report. Speeds, however, remained stagnant, but that could soon change as the wave of consolidation clears the way for new high-capacity networks".
Published : Jun 30, 2022
Published : August 23, 2018
By : DataLeads Asia News Network NEW DELHI