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Research reveals huge variations in 5G speeds by country

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US reliance on low band spectrum results in minimal improvements over 4G

Ars Technica reports on statistics from OpenSignal demonstrating the variation in 5G download speeds across 11 countries. While South Korea, Taiwan and Australia come out at the top, the US was bottom, with speeds lower than its neighbour Canada achieved using 4G. OpenSignal’s report cited the extensive use of lower-band spectrum as one reason for the modest speeds currently available in the US; high band spectrum offers a much greater upgrade. The research company points out that the 5G market is currently immature, and expects substantial changes as networks evolve over the next decade. Read more

Research reveals huge variations in 5G speeds by country. US reliance on low band spectrum results in minimal improvements over 4G.

Infrastructure and Spectrum: 5G and next generation networks
Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe
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