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Canadians Have 4G Network Access 75% of the Time: OpenSignal

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Have you ever wondered how Canadian telcos are progressing with their 4G LTE network expansion compared to what they are keen to mention in their press releases? OpenSignal is here to answer that question with their periodical report on the state of LTE.

After analysing 17 billion measurements conducted by 500,687 OpenSignal 4G smartphone users between July 1 and September 30, both iOS and Android users in 78 countries, including Canada, the final conclusions are in, and OpenSignal has shared them with iPhone in Canada.

This time OpenSignal didn’t measure the geographical coverage of 4G networks, but availability. Canada ranked 17th with 75.42%, right below the United Arab Emirates, and above Estonia and China. In top spot we find South Korea with availability of 95.71%, followed by Japan with 92.03%. Lithuania ranked third with 84.73%.

4g availability

The speed measurement also differs from the previous report, because it took into consideration 4G networks only, while the previous report showed the overall speed users got based on the speeds and availability of both a country’s 3G and 4G networks.

4g speed

In the most recent report Canada ranked 22nd with a 4G speed of 26.55 Mbps, below Belgium (26.59 Mbps) and above Greece (26.46 Mbps). The speed king is Singapore with 45.86 Mbps, followed by South Korea with 45.77 Mbps. Hungary ranked third with 40–61 Mbps on average.

You can read the full OpenSignal report by following this link.

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