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US Lands on 28th Spot on List of Countries with Fastest Mobile Internet Speeds

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The United States has landed on the 28th spot of the fastest mobile internet speeds in the world. This is the result that stems from the latest State of the Internet Report conducted by content delivery company Akamai.

Topping the list is the U.K., which reaches a speed of up to 26 Mbps. This is then followed by Germany with a speed of 24.1 Mbps and Finland at 21.6 Mbps. On the fourth spot is France with 17.4 Mbps, and the fifth is Norway with 17.3 Mbps.

Overall, Akamai measured the internet speeds of 62 countries. The US has placed on the 28th spot with 10.7 Mbps, which is followed by Canada and Turkey, who are both tied at 10.3 Mbps. Despite this, the US still ranks on the 10th spot in the world for average wireline internet speed.

In today's time, there is a demand for high-speed Internet service, especially for mobile Internet; which takes up a bigger percentage of the overall internet usage. And since more and more people are using their smartphones to go online, there is a big reason why mobile Internet speeds matter. Even if a smartphone has 4G LTE connectivity available, this is only achieved in certain areas. In the US, coverage levels largely vary even within the same city. For rural areas, it means a lot more since network options are limited.

Hopefully, we could see some improvement on network speeds; especially since the telecom companies in the US are already rolling out faster and newer networks. But it still requires patience on our part as these new technologies (like 5G) are still being tested out.


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  1. addendum -OpenSignal: U.S. improves its LTE coverage, but speeds are sub-par - http://www.rcrwireless.com/20170606/network-infrastructure/lte/opensignal-u-s-improves-its-lte-coverage-but-speeds-are-sub-par-tag6

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    1. Such crowdsourced methods as OpenSignal don't produce results which can let anyone make such conclusions (let alone which network is "better" than others). They simply lack any sort of statistical validity.

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  2. I do not see why I need to have blazing fast mobile internet speed. All this does is use up my data monthly allotment faster. I think that most of us prefer to have more data instead of faster data. 5G will not have any useful purpose until the average mobile data allotment increases by two orders of magnitude. You should publish another chart that compares the average mobile data allotment per country.

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    1. "All this does is use up my data monthly allotment faster."

      How? 1GB downloaded at 2 Mbps is the same as 1GB at 20 Mbps.

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    2. 10.7 isn't THAT bad for an average for a country the size of the US. Of course, faster would be better, but I'll still take coverage over speed if 10.7 can be maintained.

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    3. "How? 1GB downloaded at 2 Mbps is the same as 1GB at 20 Mbps."

      Do the math. They are not the same at all. The second example uses up the data in one-tenth the time (2 mbps divided by 20 mbps) of the first.

      The person who said "All this does is use up my data monthly allotment faster." is quite correct.



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    4. "10.7 isn't THAT bad for an average for a country the size of the US. Of course, faster would be better"

      It's actually pretty poor when there are other large sprawling countries that do better than the US... and often charge a lot less for the service as well.

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    5. "It's actually pretty poor when there are other large sprawling countries that do better than the US... and often charge a lot less for the service as well."

      Which other large sprawling countries that are the size of the US do you see on the list? Russia, Canada and China aren't there. I'll give you Australia, that's ~84% the size of the US.

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  3. This data is not accurate.

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  4. My own test using SpeedTest.net today on my LG Stylue 2 plus phone on MetroPCS returned 24.64Mbps download and 23.69 Mbps upload.
    Wish I could post a screen capture here
    I am very happy with the TMobile LTE on our MetroPCS accounts

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    1. Boost mobile can have 12mbps download and 7.5 mbps upload in one area and then 0.7mbps download and 0.06 upload an area a few miles away

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