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Fastest Mobile Network Speed Broken

A new record has been set for the world’s fastest mobile internet speed.

Elisa, a Finnish network operator, has claimed it has achieved a 1.9 gigabit-per-second speed on a test network – claiming this is the fastest on record.

Theoretically the hyper-fast mobile internet service could download a Blu-ray film in 44 seconds, however analysts are sceptical that such a feat could currently be replicated within a live real-world network.

Elisa’s chief executive,Veli-Matti Mattila, said: "We know there hasn't been a speed this high announced by any other network."

Mr Matilla believes mobile virtual reality and augmented reality as well as high quality 4K video are applications likely to benefit most from hyper-fast network speeds.

He added that Elisa’s new record shows that 4G networks can still “evolve” and deliver greater download speeds for customers.

He said: "5G technology is in the early stages, and soon we will see that tech piloted. But with 4G working at faster and faster speeds, it means we don't need 5G coverage just yet."I expect we will pilot 5G within the next year, but I don't expect the 5G deployment in the mass market until after 2020."

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