OpenSignal has just released a report that the Philippines is the slowest in 4G speed around the globe, closely followed by the United States.
Having the Philippines on the list of 4G-enabled countries is already a good sign but the country still lags behind in terms of roll out and average speed.
Of the list, the Philippines ranked the slowest at 5.3Mbps average 4G speed. The United States was 2nd slowest at 6.5Mbps average 4G speed.
The same report also mentions South Korea, Sweden, Hong Kong and Japan as the top 4 in highest speed of 4G networks.
Both Globe Telecom and Smart Communication were included in the data report conducted by OpenSignal. They measured coverage and average speed, categorizing both telcos as low in coverage and slow in speed.
The report shows that Smart has better 4G coverage at 45.9% compared to Globe’s 38.4% coverage.
However, comparing both of the average speed between the two, Globe has a higher average speed of 6.46Mbps compared to Smart’s 4.42Mbps.
The article also points to Globe having the worst 4G network among those surveyed. OpenSignal uses actual data collected from users connecting to networks to determine results of this study.
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