In this article, OpenSignal analyzed a network of eight countries: the United States, Spain, Switzerland, South Korea, Spain, Italy, the United Arab Emirates and Australia.
In terms of downloads, the fastest 5G speed detected by the company was in the US, 1.816 Mbit / s, 2.7 times faster than the highest 4G speed. Switzerland ranked second, followed by South Korea.
In other countries such as Australia, it's clear that 5G technology has not yet been developed. In this case, 4G has exceeded the download speed of 5G.
The United States is ahead, but history may change …
The company believes that this reality will change if networks continue to expand. The United States is now better positioned, since its operators are already able to use millimeter waves for 5G, with very high power and a very fast spectrum. However, they have a very limited coverage compared to an average 5.3 GHz 5G bandwidth, which is used in most other countries.
Despite the fact that the United States is leading the boot process, Europe is a harsh competitive environment. The biggest obstacles to Europe's 5G implementation are spectrum auctions, which in some countries cost much more than they expected to spend on networks.
According to Canalys' latest forecasts, global sales of 5G smartphones are expected by 2023. It is expected that a market analyst specializing in technology, sells smartphones 5G to 800 million units, which corresponds to 51.4% of the world market of devices this year.