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Countries With the Fastest Mobile Internet

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Norway had the fastest mobile download speed, coming in at 67.17 megabits per second (Mbps). Iceland came in a close second with 67.05 Mbps. The United States came in a distant 43rd with an average download speed of 30.49 Mbps. To stream Netflix in Ultra HQ quality, a person needs access to 25 Mbps.

According to an analysis by Ookla, the fastest and most consistent carriers across the United States was T-Mobile followed closely by Verizon. T-Mobile has been expanding their LTE coverage, particularly to unserved areas, giving them an edge over Verizon.

Download speeds are expected to change greatly in the next year as 5G comes closer to a reality. Despite these advances, the United States still has a ways to go to capture the mobile speed top countries, like Norway and Iceland, currently possess.

It is surprising to see that Canada is beating the United States even though the US is the home to Silicon Valley and to the big telecom companies, like AT&T, Comcast, Verizon,

Canadian Mobile Internet plans are very expensive compared to the United States but seem like Canadian telecoms are heavily investing in innovations and Mobile Internet speeds to bring to their customers which May justify the pricing hikes that we are facing,

 

Infographic: Countries With the Fastest Mobile Internet | Statista

Ava Harper

Ava Harper is a Former researcher at Graphiq after the company was acquired by Amazon, she decided to join U.S. News & World Report and University Magazine, currently living and working out of her new City Toronto, you might be able to find her at Starbucks or Local Coffee shop in downtown Toronto

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