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PH’s LTE speed, availability improve — report

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The LTE (long term evolution) network in the country has improved in terms of availability and speed, data from wireless coverage mapping firm showed.

In OpenSignal’s February 2018 State of LTE, the report said the Philippines’ network availability jumped to 63.73 percent versus the 58.83 percent recorded in its November 2017 survey.

For speed, the LTE mobile network was at 9.49 megabits per second (Mbps), higher than the 8.24 posted last year.

Indonesia, which is usually compared to the Philippines as it is also an archipelago, saw its LTE speed dipped to 8.92 from the 9.02 in November last year, also lower than the latter’s data.

Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand and Malaysia also saw improvement in speed, posting 9.60 Mbps and 14.83 Mbps, respectively.

South Korea and Japan topped the LTE availability at 97.49 percent and 94.70 percent, respectively.

In terms of speed, Singapore and Netherlands were the leaders with them posting 44.31 Mbps and 42.12 Mbps, respectively.

OpenSignal included 88 countries in its latest report. It used over 50 billion measurements across 4.8 million test devices.

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