Norway had the fastest mobile download speed
, coming in at 67.17 megabits per second (Mbps). Iceland came in a close second with 67.05 Mbps. The United States came in a distant 43rd with an average download speed of 30.49 Mbps. To stream Netflix in Ultra HQ quality, a person needs access to 25 Mbps.
According to an analysis by Ookla
, the fastest and most consistent carriers across the United States was T-Mobile followed closely by Verizon. T-Mobile
has been expanding their LTE coverage, particularly to unserved areas, giving them an edge over Verizon
. Download speeds are expected to change greatly in the next year as 5G
comes closer to a reality. Despite these advances, the United States still has a ways to go to capture the mobile speed top countries, like Norway and Iceland currently possess.