The latest Opensignal report revealed the 5G speed in countries such as the United States, Switzerland, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Italy, Spain and the UK.
5G smartphone users are experiencing maximum download speed of 1815 Mbps in the United States. The 1815 Mbps on 5G network is approximately three times as fast as 4G users’ maximum speed.
Users in Switzerland are experiencing data speed of 1145 Mbps on 5G network.
South Korea’s 5G users are getting maximum speed of 1071 Mbps.
5G download speed was 792 Mbps in Australia, 665 Mbps in the UAE, 657 Mbps in Italy, 602 Mbps in Spain and 569 Mbps in UK.
For comparison, 4G download speed was 678 Mbps in the United States, 443 Mbps in Switzerland, 619 Mbps in South Korea, 950 Mbps in Australia, 292 Mbps in the UAE, 428 Mbps in Italy, 596 Mbps in Spain and 441 Mbps in UK.
It’s not surprising to see that the current 5G maximum speed is so much greater in the US, because operators there are already able to use mmWave spectrum for 5G. The mmWave spectrum offers extremely high capacity and extreme speed but has very limited coverage compared with the 3.4-3.8 GHz 5G mid band spectrum typically used in most of the other countries.
Opensignal expects 5G maximum speeds to continue to increase as 5G network operators expand their reach. There are few 5G services currently using 5G’s ideal 100 MHz channel size.