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US is falling behind the world on LTE speeds

OpenSignal's most recent report about the state of global LTE coverage and download speeds tells some familiar stories. As we've seen in previous years, it's Asian nations such as South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong that offer customers the best coverage (97 percent, 90 percent, and 86 percent respectively), while the US lags just a little behind (78 percent) and European countries like the UK and Germany pop up towards the middle of the list. However, when it comes to download speeds on LTE networks, some countries rank surprisingly high, reflecting the fact that it's sometimes better to come a little late to the party, when all the best technology is already in place.

New Zealand is a good example. The country only launched its LTE...

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