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    Ookla has published their global index of speedtest results for June. Somewhat surprising is that Canada is ranked third overall behind South Korea and Norway. Here are the top ten countries and their mobile download speeds, along with some other notable markets:

    01. South Korea - 90.06 Mbps
    02. Norway - 64.80 Mbps
    03. Canada - 63.63 Mbps
    04. Australia - 63.20 Mbps
    05. Netherlands - 60.31 Mbps
    06. Qatar - 60.09 Mbps
    07. United Arab Emirates - 57.45 Mbps
    08. Switzerland - 52.03 Mbps
    09. Croatia - 51.62 Mbps
    10. Singapore - 51.11 Mbps
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    37. United States - 35.02 Mbps
    51. United Kingdom - 30.97 Mbps
    52. Japan - 30.74 Mbps

    For reference, the average download speed for all markets was 27.44 Mbps. Meanwhile Telus, once again the top-ranked carrier in Canada, yielded an average download speed of 72.27 Mbps across the country. Not too shabby... but still too expensive.

    Source: Ookla (1) (2) via iPhone in Canada, Mobile Syrup
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    While the difference between 65 and 35 Mbps is not noticeable for the regular user, the ginormous price difference is.
    I will present to the jury exhibit #1, Australia. Very similar to Canada in terms of challenges to cover a large territory with a small population, same network speed and half the price.

    I rest my case.

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    I have yet to see an "across the country" such study in the US that is valid: they always weed out areas of bad coverage, which makes the average speeds much higher. Sprint ends up grossly inflated as they are the ones with the most areas of bad coverage weeded out, so the bias is tilted toward a few tiny fast areas.

    Do they actually do this sort of reporting accurately for these countries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ipse View Post
    While the difference between 65 and 35 Mbps is not noticeable for the regular user, the ginormous price difference is.
    I will present to the jury exhibit #1, Australia. Very similar to Canada in terms of challenges to cover a large territory with a small population, same network speed and half the price.

    I rest my case.
    Russia is also vastly spread out and largely empty, and last time I checked it had lower rates too.

    The whole "it has to cost a lot because it is a big country" argument has never stood on solid ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotABiot View Post
    Russia is also vastly spread out and largely empty, and last time I checked it had lower rates too.

    The whole "it has to cost a lot because it is a big country" argument has never stood on solid ground.
    Trying to compare costs in Canada to Russia is insanely foolish on so many levels
    Their cost of living is way less than ours (eg people buying enough food for a MONTH on as low as $65 USD, with the average closer to $130 USD)

    I dare you to try living on less than $200 CAD per month

    So gee huge surprise, they also charge less for cellular service lol
    The average Russian only makes less than $450 USD per month
    Koodo $40 Canada Wide + 8GB + 1000 Intl LD
    Public $120 Province Wide + 12GB - $6 Autopay - $12 Loyalty - $45 Refer = $19 per Month
    Freedom $35 ($37-BTS) North America Wide + 8GB + 1GB Roaming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Peppermint View Post
    Trying to compare costs in Canada to Russia is insanely foolish on so many levels
    Their cost of living is way less than ours (eg people buying enough food for a MONTH on as low as $65 USD, with the average closer to $130 USD)

    I dare you to try living on less than $200 CAD per month

    So gee huge surprise, they also charge less for cellular service lol
    The average Russian only makes less than $450 USD per month
    Meanwhile in Australia with their similar (if not higher) costs vs. Canada and with the AUD roughly at par with CAD they still manage to have much lower wireless service prices (with just three wireless network providers too)...

    Oh, and minimum wage in Australia is currently at $18.93 per hour or
    $2,876.80 per month

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