CNET used its global reach to test the iPad on several networks worldwide. They fired up the app and measured download speeds on Verizon Wireless’s 4G LTE network in San Francisco, Vodafone’s 3G network in London, M1’s HSPA+ network in Singapore and Telstra’s HSPA+ network in Sydney.

The results show that Verizon in San Francisco took top spot with a blazing fast download speed of 28.47 Mbps. Telstra in Sydney was second with 16.08 Mbps, while Singapore’s M1 (3.13 Mbps) and London’s Vodafone (0.64 Mbps) came in third and fourth, respectively. Though Verizon was #1 in download speed, it lost to Telstra in a YouTube video playback test that measures real-world performance instead of raw network speed.

You can watch the video on CNET’s website.

A global iPad network speed test originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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