Despite the continuous improvement of the country’s LTE (4G mobile communications standard) speed, the Philippines still stayed close to the bottom of the world rankings in terms of 4G speed and availability, as stated by a London-based wireless coverage mapping firm on Tuesday.
As specified by OpenSignal’s State of LTE report which was released just this month, the country ranked 85 out of 88 countries with regards to LTE speed, while the country ranked 75th in terms of 4G connection availability garnering 63.73%.
In a report released by OpenSignal last November 2017, the country already had an upgrade of 9.49 megabits per second (Mbps) from the previous 8.24 Mbps but it still did not help much on this year’s worldwide ranking in LTE speed.
On the other hand, South Korea and Japan snatched the top ranks of LTE availability with 97.49 percent and 94.70 percent, respectively, whilst Singapore and The Netherlands seized the fastest mobile internet with 44.31 Mbps and 42.12 Mbps.
Intended for its most recent report, OpenSignal collected their data from October 1 to December 29, 2017.