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Average LTE Speeds Hit 10Mbit/s Around the WorldAverage LTE Speeds Hit 10Mbit/s Around the World

New report finds that Sweden has the fastest average LTE speeds, while Japan has slowest 4G and the US has the most LTE networks now live

Dan Jones

February 15, 2013

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Average LTE Speeds Hit 10Mbit/s Around the World

LTE download speeds are now averaging 10.4Mbit/s around the world, according to a new report on the 4G technology from OpenSignal

"The State of LTE" finds that 62 countries now have at least one LTE network up and running. Another 19 are coming in 2013, reports OpenSignal, which collects data on global wireless networks via an iOS or Android app.

The U.S. has the most live LTE networks right now. OpenSignal projects that LTE will be present in 83 countries within the next two years, which will drive the production of more lower-end LTE-compatible smartphones.

Presently, Sweden has the fastest LTE network averages at 22.1 Mbit/s. Japan has the slowest at 7.1 Mbit/s. As Light Reading Mobile has found in its reporting on the state of 4G deployments, individual LTE networks can be far slower than the overall averages suggest because of issues like channel size and backhaul capacity.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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