Philippines has 7th slowest LTE speed in the world — report

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The Philippines ranked among the countries with the slowest LTE download speeds, according to a recent report from OpenSignal, a UK-based company that specializes in wireless coverage mapping.

The Philippines has an average coverage of 43 percent and an average LTE download speed of 6 mbps.

According to the report, the global average speed is now 13. There are currently 148 countries with LTE technology, a standard of 4G mobile communication.

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Telecom company Smart serves a faster speed of 7 Mbps compared to Globe’s 4 Mbps, but Globe has a wider coverage of 48 percent compared to Smart’s 38 percent.

Out of the 68 countries ranked, South Korea and Singapore provide both excellent speed and coverage.

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South Korea boasts a 97% coverage, while Singapore has the fastest speed at 37 Mbps. Its operators SingTel and Starhub are tied with Canada’s SaskTel as the world’s fastest operator.

Bringing up the rear are Saudi Arabia, Costa Rica and Iran, all of which have average speeds of 3 Mbps.

For its report, OpenSignal used crowdsourced data collected between October and December last year from 357,924 users of the app.