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Seoul, Singapore have fastest 4G in East Asia

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, July 14, 2018  /  09:01 am
Seoul, Singapore have fastest 4G in East Asia

Two big economic centers are in a close battle for East Asia’s and even the world’s highest 4G speed. (Shutterstock/jamesteohart)

Mobile analytics company OpenSignal has looked at the 4G download and upload speeds in major cities of East Asia to see how they stack up against one another.

Topping the list in a close battle for first are Seoul and Singapore, at average download speeds of 45 Mbps and upload speeds of more than 14 Mbps.

Jakarta brings up the rear, with average download speeds of 9 Mbps and upload speeds of 5 Mbps.

“For this analysis, we looked at 12 cities, each representing the economic center of the respective country or territory, drawing on data from the March-May test period,” explained OpenSignal in a released statement and on its blog

OpenSignal also revealed that Seoul and Singapore were not just the fastest 4G cities in East Asia, but in the entire world.

Read also: 4G access in Indonesia has improved: Report

At the opposite end, Hong Kong, alongside Southeast Asian cities Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Bangkok, Phnom Penh and Jakarta, all had average 4G download speeds at or below the global average of 16.9 Mbps. As OpenSignal points out, while the speeds in Southeast Asia leave something to be desired, the region is currently prioritizing widespread 4G availability over 4G speed. (sul/mut)

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