LTE Roaming Speed Test

Speed-test-smJust a few weeks after I could use LTE for the first time while roaming in France I recently found myself in Belgium's capital for the weekend and could again benefit from LTE speeds while roaming. But how fast is it actually and is there a bottleneck on the link to the home network? The later is quite important as all data is tunneled to the PDN-Gatway in the home network and from there to the Internet. As you can see in the image on the left, Mobistar in Belgium and my home network operator have provisioned the link with ample capacity and I could reach speeds of 20 Mbit/s in the downlink direction and 14 Mbit/s in the uplink direction on LTE Band 20 (800 MHz) cell with a 10 MHz carrier in average signal conditions. Not too bad I would say. And the ping delay of 62 ms for a roaming scenario is great as well.