Understanding & measuring 5G

The promise of 5G to revolutionize the mobile industry started years before the first commercial networks even launched.

Download speeds measured in Gbps. Latencies reduced to single digit milliseconds. Bandwidths capable of serving an ever-growing mobile-first population. How much of the promise of 5G is reality now that the first commercial networks have begun rolling out?

Opensignal seeks to answer that question, using real-world 5G measurements from actual users to reality-check the hype.

We are tracking the 5G rollouts around the world and aim to be the single source of truth on the true 5G experience users receive as adoption grows in markets around the world. 

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Understanding 5G Availability in US Cities

By Ian Fogg, November 2020

The 5G market continues to change rapidly in the U.S.

Blog Entry | No | USA | | Ian Fogg

The 5G Experience in South Korea’s Cities

By Ian Fogg, October 2020

For the first time, Opensignal has analyzed the experience of our 5G users across the three largest cities in South Korea, comparing the results on each major mobile operator.

Blog Entry | No | Southkorea | | Ian Fogg

5G users on average consume up to 2.7x more mobile data compared to 4G users

By Francesco Rizzato, October 2020

Opensignal has analyzed our 5G smartphone users' average mobile data consumption in six leading 5G countries and found that in the month of September 2020, on average, they consumed up to 2.7 times more mobile data compared to 4G users.

Blog Entry | No | Global, Australia, Germany, Japan, Southkorea, UK, USA | | Francesco Rizzato

Benchmarking the global 5G user experience – October update

By Ian Fogg, October 2020

Across these 15 countries analyzed, users see 5G download speeds that are 5 to 6 times faster than 4G. In every country 5G is much faster than 4G.

Blog Entry | Yes | Global, Australia, Canada, Germany, Hongkong, Italy, Netherlands, Saudiarabia, Southkorea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA | | Ian Fogg

The 5G iPhone: Lessons from existing 5G smartphones

By Ian Fogg, September 2020

Users on current 5G brands have seen 5G average download speeds between 1.6 and 1.9 times faster than 4G in the U.S. Apple and Google are the last two major U.S. smartphone brands to launch 5G models. The first 5G iPhones will reignite the race to 5G because the iPhone represents about half of the US market.

Blog Entry | No | Global, USA | | Ian Fogg

Australia, August 2020, 5G User Experience

By Sam Fenwick, August 2020

Telstra wins the 5G Download Speed award, but Optus and Telstra tie on 5G Availability.

Report Page | No | Australia | | Sam Fenwick