Ten years ago, Wi-Fi was universally faster than cellular connection, but not what & # 39; longer the case in & # 39; 33 countries, according OpenSignal.
Analysis & # 39; OpenSignal found that mobile connections are faster to 13Mbps in & # 39; 41 percent of the 80 countries where users have installed its smartphone app.
That is a big change since the first iPhone launched and when WiFi was way faster and cheaper anywhere.
The difference in speed ranges b & # 39; significantly between countries. In Australia, the average mobile speed 34.6Mbps compared to & # 39; Wi-Fi speeds & # 39; 21.6 Mbps, while in Lebanon mobile speeds & # 39; 14.8 Mbps caught Wi-Fi speeds & # 39; 2.5 Mbps.
In Taiwan, mobile is 1.6Mbps faster than Wi-Fi in & # 39; 26.3Mbps, while users based in Mexico are gaining 13.4Mbps and 11.2Mbps on phone over Wi-Fi.
The analyst Signal Open Ian Fogg argued that the findings should challenge the assumption by mobile operators and to make smartphone Wi-Fi is better, you can & # 39; seen from the phone to automatically connect with & # 39; Wi-Fi network when one is available.
While it is preferable for users with & # 39; mobile data boxes, this always means that smartphones automatically switch network more slowly with & # 39; worse experience.
Other countries where the phone is at least 5Mbps faster than Wi-Fi including Qatar, Oman, Greece, Czech Republic, Myanmar, Iran, Turkey, Bolivia, Croatia, Africa & # 39; and Lower Egypt.
Looking only b & # 39; 4G speeds not 3G, OpenSignal found that 4G is faster than Wi-Fi in & # 39; 50 countries, or 63 per cent of countries. Users in Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Australia and Greece are 17 to get faster than 25Mbps on phone over Wi-Fi.
Still, f & # 39; many places Wi-Fi remains faster & # 39; from mobile, b & # 39; in particular the United States, Singapore and Hong Kong, due to good fixed networks.
Fogg expects b & # 39; 5G, it will eventually offer speeds & # 39; gigabit, the industry will be forced to change the assumption that Wi-Fi is better.
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