Saudi Arabia delivers 5G download speed of 377.2 Mbps: Opensignal

Saudi Arabia delivered an average 5G download speed of 377.2 Mbps, according to a report from industry tracker Opensignal.
Smartphone customers on 4G network
South Korea’s 5G download speed is the world’s second fastest behind Saudi Arabia, reaching an average speed of 336.1 Mbps.

Opensignal tracked data between July 1 and September 28 in 15 countries with 5G networks.

South Korea’s 5G download speed over the period was also 5.6 times faster than its average 4G download speed of 60.5 Mbps.

The latest data mark an improvement for South Korea’s 5G network, which recorded an average download speed of 312.7 Mbps in an August report from Opensignal.

The time South Korean 5G users spend connected to the network rose, reaching 22.2 percent, up from 20.7 percent.

Many countries that have deployed 5G, including South Korea, currently offer the network’s services on non-standalone mode, requiring support from the 4G network.

South Korea ranked fifth in terms of 5G mobile network accessibility, with Saudi Arabia at 37 percent, Kuwait at 27.7 percent, Thailand at 24.9 percent and Hong Kong at 22.9 percent, the report said.

South Korea, which started the commercial roll out of 5G service in April last year, had 8.7 million 5G mobile accounts as of August as compared with some 800,000 from the previous month.