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South Korea has the best 4G availability in the world

South Korea the best nations for 4G availability

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SEOUL, South Korea - In its latest State of LTE report, on the performance of mobile networks through crowdsourced data, OpenSignal has revealed the world’s best nations for 4G availability.> BNN
The report, that was prepared through the OpenSignal app, that compares the performance of networks in surrounding areas and tests the speed of mobile connections - ranked South Korea on top of the list of best 4G availability in the world.
The country leads the back in the speed and ubiquity of 4G around the country and its 96.38 percent availability score is even higher than the 95.71 percent of six months ago.
The report this year collected 19 billion measurements from more than half a million mobile devices this year from January 1 to March 31. 
The analysis is said to have highlighted 4G availability, 4G LTE speed, and how other countries ranked in comparison.
The report noted that the U.S. jumped considerably in 4G availability, with T-Mobile having expanded its coverage to 81.2 percent, and other operators like AT&T and Verizon ranging from 82 to 86 percent.
Even though the U.S. ranks high in availability, it ranked extremely low, at number 59, for 4G speed.
The researchers said that a country’s 4G speed depends on a variety of factors, including new 4G technologies, how the networks are built, and the amount of congestion on those networks.
They said that the U.S. is trailing behind developing countries - while adding that the best performers in speed are Singapore, South Korea, and Hungary, and they’re continuing to push LTE to its technological limits. 
Typical download speeds in these countries, the report pointed out, ranges from 38 to 45 Mbps. 
The U.S. meanwhile comes in at a mere 15 Mbps, which is lower than last quarter’s 16.2 Mbps.
The report noted that although the U.S. was among the first countries to adopt 4G, progress in improving speed is extremely reliant upon the economy, regulations, and technology that vary from country to country.
Meanwhile, with mobile industries hint toward moving over to 5G, 4G is still seeing a large amount of activity all across the globe.

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