Average LTE speed at 8Mbps in the Philippines, ahead of US at 7Mbps
Recent data gathered by OpenSignal form over 11 million users worldwide shows the state of LTE globally, including specific data for the Philippines.
There were two main data points gathered in the latest survey — average download speed and time on LTE (percentage of times a user gets an LTE signal from the network).
Spain is ahead of the pack in terms of average LTE download speed at 18Mbps while South Korea is at #4 with 17Mbps.
Vodafone ES in Spain recorded the highest average of any LTE network at 25.2Mbps.
The Philippines is merely at 8Mbps, just below Japan at 9Mbps but ahead of the US at 7Mbps. Slowest is Saudi Arabia at 3Mbps.
Time on LTE is another matter altogether. It calculates the percentage of access to the LTE network whenever a mobile user activates data.
The Philippines ranks second to last (Argentina) at only 37%. This means 2 out of 3 times, a mobile user will not get an LTE signal but instead either H+, 3G or Edge.
From 76 countries last year that had LTE, the count is now at 124 with 18 more scheduled for roll out this year.
The survey covered a period of 3 months from November 2014 to January 2015.
With a smartphone application has been downloaded over 10 million times OpenSignal are crowd-sourcing cellular coverage on a global scale. Their app runs in the background acting as a network probe, constantly capturing data points as users move around. With millions of data points per day, OpenSignal has a unique data set which provides great insights into the state of the wireless landscape.