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Philippines lags behind on global LTE speed

Adrian M. Reodique | Feb. 17, 2016
OpenSignal reported that Filipinos only enjoy 43 percent of LTE time coverage from their LTE networks.

Philippines ranked seventh lowest, globally, on LTE download speed, according to the state of LTE report from OpenSignal, which provides insight into the coverage and performance of mobile operators worldwide.

The report states that Filipinos only enjoyed 6 Mbps of LTE download speed in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The same goes for Bolivia and Puerto Rico, followed by Pakistan (4 Mbps), Saudi Arabia (3 Mbps), Costa Rica (3 Mbps), and Iran (3 Mbps).

In contrast, Singapore has the fastest LTE download speed at 37 Mbps.

When it comes to LTE time coverage, or the time users spend connected to a particular network whether they are indoors or out, on the move or standing still; Philippines remained at the tail end of the rankings in the fourth spot.  

According to the report, Filipinos only enjoyed 43 percent of LTE time coverage from their LTE networks in the fourth quarter of 2015. South Korea, on the other hand, topped the list with 97 percent LTE time coverage.

OpenSignal, through its apps, has collected the data from its users that have LTE-capable phones and connect to operators with live 4G networks. The data was collected between October and December last year.


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