4GLTE Network Speed Comparison


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Mar 15, 2011
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Here's an interesting comparison of general LTE Speed across countries, and another bit that compares carriers in the US. Not an Android thing, but interesting to smart phone users.

This was posted today in an article in PC Week. It's a study comparing the major carriers as far as how much of the time a 4G LTE Device is actually on LTE (and not downgraded to 3G or 2G) and the average speed of a download.

According to this, Sprint is pretty much tied with Virgin Mobile for least time you're actually on 4GLTE, and is just above Boost Mobile and MetroPCS in download speed. In both cases, it's behind all the other major carriers. No suprise, but sad.

The same article compared 16 countries' LTE speeds, from a high of 24.5Mbps (Australia) to 5.3Mbps (Philippines). The us is is next to last at 6.5Mbps. Very sad.

Time spent on LTE networks: 76.8 percent
Average download speeds: 7.82Mbps

Time spent on LTE networks: 50.9 percent
Average download speeds: 4.32Mbps

Time spent on LTE networks: 59.2 percent
Average download speeds: 11.5Mbps

Time spent on LTE networks: 68.5 percent
Average download speeds: 9.12Mbps

Boost Mobile:
Time spent on LTE networks: 57.2 percent
Average download speeds: 3.23Mbps

Virgin Mobile:
Time spent on LTE networks: 49.5 percent
Average download speeds: 4.05Mbps

Time spent on LTE networks: 84.7 percent
Average download speeds: 2.43Mbps


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Apr 17, 2012
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I would check out root metrics for really good comparisons. They do some awesome studies :).

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