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4G network: good results for Luxembourg

Singapore comes first place in terms of 4G connection speed, while Luxembourg is in 6th place among 77 countries.

lteSince the advent of 4G networks, web surfing speeds are much higher than with 3G. The best benchmarks in terms of these networks are South Korea and Singapore, one for its coverage, the other for its speeds.  

In any case, this is what was revealed in a study by the OpenSignal observatory. OpenSignal analysed the performance of LTE (Long Term Evolution) or 4G networks in 77 countries. The report was based on 50 billion measurements relating to 3.8 million smartphones between July and October 2017.

Good results for Luxembourg

According to these investigations, the Grand Duchy holds 6th place in terms of performance. The average speed of 4G in the country is 36.56 Mbps. Topping the list are South Korea and Singapore, with almost 50 Mbps on the network. 3rd place on the podium is occupied by Norway with 42.03 Mbps for the speed of its LTE connections. India lags behind with 6.13 Mbps.

In terms of coverage, Luxembourg comes 22nd between Latvia and Canada. The network is available across 79.55% of the country. The best coverage can be found in South Korea (96.69%), Japan (94.11%) and Norway (88.66%).

Five times faster than 3G

Thanks to 4G, speeds that are much higher than 3G (UMTS/HSPA) can be reached. Users can surf the web at speeds of up to 100 Mbit/second. The LTE network is important for mobile data connections, mostly due to an increase in the use of mobile devices for viewing videos or streaming, which requires a high speed, otherwise the picture can be of poor quality or appear jerky.

(Article written by the editorial team of the luxembourg.lu portal)

  • Updated 15-11-2017