Iran ranks 71st for average 4G download speeds
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16
By Fatih Karimov – Trend
Telecommunications coverage mapping company OpenSignal has released its latest LTE report for 2016, indicating that Iran stands at 71st place worldwide in terms of download speeds.
Iran’s average 4G download connection speed is 11.37 Mbps, according to the report.
Meanwhile 4G in Iran has an availability of 47.86 percent. OpenSignal tracks availability not by overall population or geographic coverage, but rather by the proportion of time that users have access to 4G networks, including when indoors and during times of high congestion. For example if a country has 50 percent 4G availability, then on average that country's 4G users can find an LTE signal half of the time.
The Islamic Republic stood at 73rd place in the world in terms of 4G availability, according to the report.
South Korea led the availability metric, at 95.71 percent, followed by Japan (92.03 percent), Lithuania(84.73 percent) Hong Kong(84.52 percent) and Netherlands(84.1 percent), meanwhile Sri Lanka recorded the least consistent coverage at 40.27 percent.
In terms of speeds, Singapore was the leader with an average download connection speed of 45.86Mbps, followed by South Korea (45.77Mbps), Hungary (40.61Mbps), Romania (35.61Mbps) and New Zealand (34.94Mbps).
Globally, however, LTE speeds average approximately was 17.4 Mbps, with Costa Rica ranking the slowest at 5.82 Mbps. The last 30 countries on the list recorded speeds of below 20 Mbps.