The U.S. has fallen to No. 55 in LTE performance as speeds rise
rapidly in countries that have leapfrogged some early adopters of
the popular cellular system.
The average download speed on U.S. 4G networks inched up to 10Mbps
(bits per second) in the June-August quarter, according to
research company OpenSignal. That was an improvement from 9Mbps in
the previous quarter, but the country’s global ranking fell from
43rd as users in other countries enjoyed much larger gains.
The great thing about carrier competition in the US is how it spurs innovation and improvement.