When it comes to mobile data speeds, Europe is world’s quickest region.
A new study by wireless network tracking service OpenSignal found that Spain has the fastest 4G LTE networks in the world, with download speeds of 18 Mbps on average. Denmark, Finland and South Korea tied for second place with speeds of 17 Mbps. The U.S., with speeds of just 7 Mbps, ranked 26th out of the 29 countries measured.
The U.S. fared better on the ‘Time on LTE’ metric, a measurement of how often users are able to access high-speed data service in a given country. South Korea topped the list with 95% accessibility, while U.S. came in 6th with 77% accessibility.
OpenSignal determined its rankings by measuring data speeds and LTE access between November 2014 and January 2015 for the 11 million users who have downloaded their app and subscribed to an LTE mobile data plan.