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China's 5G Soars over America's

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American 5G upload speeds are slower than those of many developed countries, including Israel, Singapore, and Canada. In Boston, Chicago, and New York City, AT&T's 5G speeds are at least 10% slower than its 4G.

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So many ads from AT&T and Verizon claim to have the fastest and most reliable 5G service on the planet. Don’t be misled. Unless you are traveling internationally, your new 5G-enabled smartphone will not be much faster than what you get on a 4G phone.

America is far behind in almost every dimension of 5G while other nations—including China—race ahead. America's average 5G mobile internet speed is roughly 75 megabits per second, which is abysmal. In China's urban centers, 5G phones get average speeds of 300 megabits per second.

From The Wall Street Journal
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