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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The Mobile Future: Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

By Francesco Rizzato, Hardik Khatri, Ian Fogg, Sam Fenwick, December 2020

As the year in which everything changed has ended, Opensignal predicts the ongoing impact on the mobile world in 2021 and beyond.

Blog Entry | Yes | Global | | Francesco Rizzato, Hardik Khatri, Ian Fogg, Sam Fenwick

台灣5G用戶體驗報告 2020年12月

By Ian Fogg, December 2020


Report Page | No | Taiwan | | Ian Fogg

Taiwan, December 2020, 5G User Experience

By Ian Fogg, December 2020

We've recently analyzed the overall mobile network experience of users in Taiwan. In that report, Chunghwa won three awards outright — Video Experience, Download Speed Experience, and 4G Coverage Experience — but when we look at the experience using the latest 5G mobile technology we see different winners.

Report Page | No | Taiwan | | Ian Fogg

Benchmarking the global 5G user experience – December update

By Ian Fogg, December 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 | Australia, Canada, Germany, Hongkong, Italy, Netherlands, Saudiarabia, Southkorea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK | | Ian Fogg

South Korea, December 2020, 5G User Experience

By Ian Fogg, December 2020

South Korea continues to be the leading country in 5G adoption globally with millions of mobile users enjoying blisteringly fast 5G services that are widely available.

Report Page | No | Southkorea | | Ian Fogg

Deutsche Telekom re-uses 3G spectrum for 4G and 5G: 3G speeds down but overall speeds up

By Francesco Rizzato, December 2020

Opensignal's data shows that Deutsche Telekom re-used part of its legacy 3G spectrum on the 2100 MHz to support its 4G and 5G users, leading to a significant change in mobile experience.

Blog Entry | No | Germany | | Francesco Rizzato