The Korea Telecommunications Operations Association (KTOA) announced on Dec. 16 that the average LTE speed in South Korea is approximately 300 percent of that in the United States and Canada.
Specifically, the average LTE download speed in South Korea is currently 150.68 Mbps whereas the average in North America is 52.23 Mbps. For reference, the average LTE download speed is 46.55 Mbps in Tokyo, 43.18 Mbps in Hong Kong, 56.07 Mbps in Britain, 67.34 Mbps in Paris, and 80.88 Mbps in Germany.
When it comes to the public Wi-Fi speed, the average in South Korea amounts to 354.07 Mbps whereas that in New York is 31.07 Mbps. Such a wide gap is attributable to the line quality of wired networks connected to access points.
The KTOA is planning to post the result of its quality survey on the Smart Choice portal. In addition, the association is going to add the quality of 5G services to its survey items next year.