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Luxembourg has sixth fastest 4G speed in the world
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Luxembourg has sixth fastest 4G speed in the world

02.11.2017 From our online archive
When we think of mobile phone 4G networks we generally think of fast internet connections, but in fact actual speeds can vary widely from country to country. Did you know that Luxembourg has the sixth fastest 4G in the world?

When we think of mobile phone 4G networks, we generally think of fast internet connections, but actual speeds can vary widely from country to country. Did you know that Luxembourg has the sixth fastest 4G in the world?

The data was revealed in a report entitled "The State of LTE" released for November by OpenSignal showing the status of 4G (or LTE - Long Term Evolution) networks worldwide per country.

Singapore is reported to boast the fastest 4G network in the world at 46.64Mbps (megabits per second), followed by South Korea, Norway, Hungary and Netherlands.

Luxembourg's respectable ranking in sixth place recorded a speed of 36.56Mbps, ahead of its neighbours. Belgium scored six places below the Grand Duchy, with France and Germany much further down the list.

However, Luxembourg does not score quite as well when it comes to availability of 4G in the country with a drop to 22nd position. According to the report 79.55% of the country is covered by 4G, a big difference to number one, South Korea, with 96.69%.

Again, compared to neighbouring countries, the Grand Duchy faired a bit better than Belgium, and greatly outranked France and Germany.

The OpenSignal report examined 77 countries and 50 billion measurements worldwide. The results showed that the 4G global market in general is at transition point. The focus used to be on speed, but has shifted its target to boosting accessibility to 4G signals.

The report also points out that no country has cracked the 50 Mbps speed threshold for 4G.

In Luxembourg all four networks offer stable 4G speeds, but Tango with its 4G+ network does in fact manage to surpass 50 Mbps.

(Adam Walder, adam.walder@wort.lu, +352 49939721)