Saudi Arabia Has Highest 5G Download Speed Followed By South Korea: OpenSignal

by Shatakshi Gupta

The 5G network has started in many countries around the world, whereas, others are about to start its trial.  Meanwhile, OpenSignal, a company that tests Internet speed, has presented a report related to the 5G network speed in different countries. Accordingly, the fastest 5G download speed in the world is in Saudi Arabia.  While South Korea is at number two.

According to OpenSignal, the average download speed on a 5G network in Saudi Arabia was 377.2 Mbps.  While the average download speed on the 5G network in South Korea was 336.1 Mbps.  The report covers data from 1 July to 28 September in 5 countries connected to 5G speed.

Also read: What Is 5G Mobile Network Technology?

377.2 Mbps means 377.2 Mb( megabits) of data can be downloaded in 1 second. Do not confuse Mb with MB. To inform you, 1MB is equals to 8Mb. So this high speed implies that you can download a 1GB movie in 20 seconds.

According to the report, 4G download speed in Saudi Arabia is 30.1 Mbps, which is 12.5 times less than 5G speed there.  At the same time, if you compare it to India’s 4G speed, according to the TRAI’s report, the maximum 4G download speed of Reliance Jio has been 33.3 Mbps.  That is, the 5G download speed of Saudi Arabia is more than 11 times faster than our 4G speed here.

5G expanding in South Korea

 The 5G network is expanding rapidly in many countries, including South Korea.  It currently serves the network in non-standalone mode, which needs support from 4G networks.  Users have spent 22.5 per cent more money to stay connected to the 5G network in South Korea.  In the previous report, this figure was 20.7 per cent.

What about India?

 The Motilal Oswal Financial Services report estimated that it could cost between INR 78,800 crore to INR 1.3 lakh crore for circle ‘A’ and metro cities.  Whereas in Mumbai only 5G will require an investment of 10 thousand crores.

On the other hand, TRAI has reserved the price for 100 megahertz mid-band spectrum at INR 8400 crore.  According to the report, if the price of 9 thousand sites increased by 20 lakhs per site, the cost would increase by INR 1800 crore.  With this, the total cost will be 10 thousand crores.  Similarly, the cost of 5G rollout in Delhi has estimated at INR 8,700 crore.  While the government has reserved a base price of INR 6900 crore for 100 megahertz mid-band spectrum.