According to a new study," Australians enjoy significantly faster average download speeds than consumers in the US." The figures of OpenSignal disclose Australians are enjoying an average download speed of 17.3 Mbps (megabits per second).
The figure appear out well ahead of mobile networks in South Korea (16.4 Mbps), Germany (14 Mbps), the USA (9.6 Mbps) and Japan (7.1 Mbps). On the whole, Australian 4G/LTE speeds are on average the fifth highest in the world, trailing Sweden (22.1 Mbps), Hong Kong (19.6 Mbps), Denmark (19.1
Mbps) and Canada (18.1 Mbps).
In the survey average speed was measured with network congestion which is a key factor in why access is slower in some countries than others.
The high Australian speeds is due to the Australia having a faster Smartphone adoption rate than the US, UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany.
This shows that Australian 4G networks deliver faster speeds in spite of supporting larger user bases than like networks overseas.