The 5G Opportunity: How 5G will solve the congestion problems of today's 4G networks
This report takes an in-depth look at global 4G network performance across 77 countries. 4G Download Speeds are between 31.2 Mbps and 5.8 Mbps faster at the best hour of day compared with the slowest hour of the day. The US falls in the middle of the pack on 4G downlaod speed experienced by consumers at the fastest ohour of the day, with the best 4G Download Speeds were 1.9 times faster in the late hours of night. The busiest hour of the day (slowest speeds) to be 9pm local time, with the least congested and fastest hour to be 3am.
The United States finished 47th out of 77 countries in 4G speed. US average 4G download speeds were 18.1Mbps, while not surprisingly, South Korea took first place with an average of 47.1Mbps and peak speeds of 55.7Mbps, roughly double the fastest speeds seen in the US. "We think the US will be an interesting worldwide barometer of 5G's impact on congestion and speed consistency because it holds a mid-level rank amongst global countries for average 4G download speeds and for its range of speed variation by time of day," said Brendan Gill, CEO of Opensignal. "It will be one of the first countries to widely adopt 5G services and any improvements we see in the US mobile consumer experience due to 5G, we'll likely see reflected in many other parts of the world."
The 5G Opportunity: How 5G will solve the congestion problems of today's 4G networks Report Finds Inconsistent 4G Speed Performance, 5G Will Help Even Things Out (telecompetitor) Big Swings in 4G Speeds Coupled with Increasing Network Congestion Highlight U.S. Need for 5G (OpenSignal)