• By Yang Mien-chieh and Jonathan Chin / Journalist, with an editor

The average fixed-location download speed of Taiwan’s 4G systems last year was 122.53 megabits per second (Mbps), up 2.96% from 119 Mbps in 2020, according to Commission data. National Communications Authority (NCC).

However, the average download speed was 24.92 Mbps, down 4.59% from 26.12 Mbps in 2020 due to increased remote working and distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to self-publishing on social media, the NCC said, citing a poll it released on Wednesday last week.

Download speeds ranged from 106.38 Mbps to 147.69 Mbps, while upload speeds ranged from 20.75 Mbps to 29.54 Mbps in Taiwan, he said, adding that Kinmen counties, Miaoli and Penghu had the highest download speeds, while upload speeds were highest in Chiayi, Hualien, and Penghu counties.

Average mobile download speeds last year ranged from 48.73 Mbps to 75.16 Mbps, while mobile upload speeds ranged from 38.69 Mbps to 211.39 Mbps, it said, adding that the figures had been improved compared to 2020.

Last year, average 4G mobile download speeds on major roads across the country ranged from 48.73 Mbps to 75.16 Mbps, while upload speeds on public transport systems ranged from 38.69 Mbps to 211 .39 Mbps, he said.

The average mobile download speed was 38.69 Mbps on the high-speed rail network and 54.06 Mbps on the main lines of the Taiwan Railways Administration, he said.

Chunghwa Telecom Co was the service provider with the highest download speed in 22 cities and counties, while Far EasTone Telecommunications Co offered the highest download speed in 11 counties and cities, he said.

The survey, which was conducted by the Telecom Technology Center from June to October last year, measured stationary speeds in 7,851 government offices and public places, and measured mobile speeds in vehicles on highways, highways and railroads, the NCC said.

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