AUSTRALIANS are always trying to get one over our Kiwi neighbours, but appears they have the upper hand when it comes to 4G data speed.
And New Zealand is not the only country that leaves Australia in its wake.
According to the State of LTE (February 2016) report by British firm Open Signal, which sources data from Android and iPhone apps, Australia has the ninth fastest 4G speeds in the world.
Singapore takes the crown with the country recording an average of 37/mbps.
This is followed by New Zealand with 29/mbps, Hungary and Israel with 28/mbps, South Korea with 27/mbps, Romania with 25/mbps and Denmark with 25/mbps.
As mentioned earlier, Australia is ninth on the list with 4G speeds of 24/mbps.
To break this down even further, the report analysed how the three biggest Aussie telcos compare for speeds.
As expected, Telstra lead the way offering customers 29/mbps on the 4G network.
This is almost one third faster than Optus and Vodafone who offer 19/mbps and 17/mbps, respectively.
Telstra’s speeds are so impressive, it manages to rank number 12 in the world overall.
While Australia might rank ninth in terms of speeds, we sit 20th in the world when it comes to overall coverage of the 4G network.
South Korea dominates this category with users given access to a 4G network 97 per cent of the time.
In comparison, Australia is on par with Finland and Kazakhstan offering access to a 4G network 75 per cent of the time.
Once again, Telstra offers the best coverage, with customers having access to a 4G network 77 per cent of the time.
This only slightly trumps Vodafone and Optus offering 76 per cent and 71 per cent, respectively.