Maybe if their phones were faster, then they could finish up and have an actual conversation. Image via ThePlanetD.

A recent Open Signal study looked at the 4G capabilities of 77 countries around the globe. Out of all of the countries surveyed, Argentina was the 69th fastest–or should we say the 8th slowest. With an average download speed of 11.82 Megabytes per second (Mbps), Argentina does not even come close to the leading country, Singapore, which recorded a whopping download speed of 46.64 Mbps.

Not sure if that is a snail or Argentina's 4G LTE speed. Image via Clickhole.
Not sure if that is a snail or Argentina’s 4G LTE speed. Image via Clickhole.

If we are to take a silver lining, it’s the fact that we are not that far away from the global average of 16.6 Mbps. And in fact, Joining Argentina on the list of countries below this mark is the United States.

On the bright side, Argentina is not the slowest country in Latin America. That title belongs to Costa Rica, with a download speed of 6.98 Mbps. Ecuador, on the other end provides the top speed in the region, with a speed of 26 Mbps.

Many of the countries surveyed seem to have put more effort into making 4G available on a wide scale geographically than ensuring the strength of the 4G in all the locations that it is available. In 50 of the 77 countries, over 70% of the country’s area has access to 4G LTE.

In Argentina, 4G technology is available in 73.5% of the country, which puts it at 40 out of 77. Ecuador, which has the fastest 4G in Latin America, ranks last in the region in availability of 4G. Out of the 77 countries, it is 75th, with a 4G availability of under 50%. So much for equality there.