A new record has been set for the world's fastest 4G mobile internet speed, according to a network operator, BBC reports.


Finnish firm Elisa says it has achieved a 1.9 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) speed on a test network, claiming this is the fastest on record.


The hyper-fast mobile internet service could theoretically download a Blu-ray film in 44 seconds.


But analysts are sceptical that such a feat could currently be replicated within a live, real-world network.


Elisa said it used technology provided by Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to deliver a mobile network speed that edged close to the 2Gbps threshold.


By comparison, its fastest commercial network speed is 300Mbps - less than a sixth as fast.


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


In February however, one university research team - not affiliated with a network provider - managed to achieve a 5G mobile speed of 1 terabit per second (Tbps), which is more than fifty times faster than Elisa's 4G speed.


In terms of commercial applications, Mr Mattila told the BBC that Elisa is planning to roll out a premium 1Gbps network in Finland within the next "two to three years".


Mobile virtual reality and augmented reality, as well as "high quality 4K video and beyond", are cited by Mr Mattila as applications likely to benefit most from hyper-fast network speeds.


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