South Korea has an above-average 5G mobile download speed, with the highest 5G download speed, 5G peak download speed, and 5G upload speed across Asia-Pacific, according to recent findings from consultancy Opensignal.\nSouth Korean download speeds reached 438Mbps, while Taiwan, which came second in all measures, reached 263Mbps.\u00a0Taiwan shares its second place for 5G download speeds with New Zealand, as Opensignal considers 263Mbps and New Zealand\u2019s 253Mbps a statistical tie. For peak download speeds, Taiwan reached 614Mbps and Australia 597Mbps, also considered a statistical tie. South Korea reached a whopping 866Mbps in peak download speeds.\n\nThese results do not account for one important factor: that countries in Southeast Asia have only limited availability of new 5G spectrum. According to GSMA\u2019s 2019\u00a0Roadmap for C-Band spectrum, the Philippines was the first country in Southeast Asia to assign the 3.5GHz 5G band, while Myanmar and Singapore gained access much later; Brunei will only get access in 2022 or later.\nAs a result, Singapore comes at No. 5 of the top 10 countries for 5G download speeds at 198Mbps, and the Philippines came in at No. 7 at 136Mbps. Both countries are in the same position for 5G peak download speeds, at 503Mbps and 408Mbps, respectively.\nAccording to Opensignal, Singapore benefits from having a compact urban geography where 5G rollout should be easier.\nIndonesia, where operators only started rolling out 5G in middle 2021, is at the bottom of the top 10 for both download and peak download speeds, but it has a better output in 5G upload speed at 19Mbps, ahead of Australia, the Philippines, and Japan.\nVideo experience over 5G was also measured with a big focus on streaming. Taiwan scored a higher user-experience rating, with New Zealand in second place. South Korea maintains the lead when it comes to voice app experience, followed by Indonesia.\nDue to perasive 5G accessibility, South Korean users spent 30.7% of time with an active 5G connection.\u00a0\u201cSouth Korean users also saw 5G service in approximately two thirds of the locations they visited, which led to a 5G reach score of 6.6 on a 10 point scale,\u201d the Opensignal report said. \u201cImpressively, this is ahead of much smaller markets such as Singapore (13% and 3.5) and Hong Kong (23.3% and 6.3.\u201d Opensignal noted that Hong Kong\u2019s score of 6.3 for 5G reach is statistically tied with South Korea\u2019s 6.6.\nDue to their geographies, it is more challenging to deploy mobile networks in Australia and the Philippines, but nonetheless both conutries rate well in availability. Australia, despite its wide-open spaces, scored 12.2% for 5G availability and 3.6 for 5G reach; the Philippines, despite its numerous islands, scored 11.1% and 3.7.