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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Ireland, September 2021, 5G Experience

By Sam Fenwick, September 2021

The fastest 5G speeds were experienced on eir and 3’s networks.

Report Page | No | Ireland | | Sam Fenwick

mmWave 5G provides a big capacity boost to US users in high-traffic areas

By Francesco Rizzato, September 2021

Opensignal has analyzed the amount of mobile data our users consumed on mmWave 5G networks and compared that to the amount of mobile data used on sub-6 GHz 5G and 4G.

Blog Entry | No | USA | | Francesco Rizzato

Faster 5G speeds helped by 4G spectrum bandwidth in South Korea

By Robert Wyrzykowski, September 2021

Our analysis shows that strong 4G network foundations still remain essential for 5G deployment in its early stages. 4G continues to boost the 5G experience even for a market like South Korea, hailed as one of the 5G frontrunners. Part of the reason for the 5G success story of Korea’s operators is their use of 4G spectrum and having an excellent 4G network that helps to boost 5G download speeds.

Blog Entry | No | Southkorea | | Robert Wyrzykowski

5G GLOBAL MOBILE NETWORK EXPERIENCE AWARDS 2021

By Hardik Khatri, September 2021

Now for the first time Opensignal ranks the world's 5G operators using our leading measures of the real-world mobile network experience.

Report Page | Yes | Global, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czechrepublic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hongkong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Newzealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudiarabia, Singapore, Slovenia, Southafrica, Southkorea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, UK, USA | | Hardik Khatri

Benchmarking the Global 5G Experience — September 2021

By Ian Fogg, September 2021

With the autumn smartphone upgrade cycle about to start, with the recent launch of new Samsung foldable models and the new iPhone, many mobile users will be considering purchasing their first 5G phone. Opensignal has again looked at the 5G experience to see how it compares globally

Blog Entry | No | Global, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hongkong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Newzealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudiarabia, Singapore, Southkorea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, UK, USA | | Ian Fogg

How the 5G experience compares across 50 states and 250 US cities

By Francesco Rizzato, September 2021

Opensignal has analyzed smartphone users’ 5G mobile experience across all 50 U.S. states and as many as 250 cities. We found that 5G varied significantly across U.S. geographies, with our 5G users on the East Coast generally having a better 5G experience, followed by users on the West Coast and in the Great Lakes region.

Blog Entry | No | USA | | Francesco Rizzato