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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Benchmarking the 5G Experience — Asia Pacific — June 2021

By Ian Fogg, June 2021

The 5G mobile experience continues to change as more smartphone users embrace 5G and operators expand their 5G networks. South Korea and Taiwan are vying for the leading 5G experience but there is lot of movement across the APAC region.

Blog Entry | Yes | Global, Australia, Hongkong, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Southkorea, Taiwan, Thailand | | Ian Fogg

Benchmarking the 5G Experience – EMEA – June 2021

By Ian Fogg, June 2021

As more EMEA operators deploy higher speed 5G in more locations we will see the 5G experience improve significantly. The wide differences in 5G experience indicate how much there is still to do. But already, 5G download speeds are considerably faster than 4G, and 5G offers an improved mobile video streaming experience.

Blog Entry | No | Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Saudiarabia, Spain, Switzerland, UAE, UK | | Ian Fogg

Australia, April 2021, 5G User Experience

By Sam Fenwick, April 2021

Telstra is the outright winner of Opensignal’s new 5G Reach award and it together with Optus are joint winners of the 5G Download Speed award.

Report Page | No | Australia | | Sam Fenwick

USA, April 2021, 5G User Experience

By Francesco Rizzato, April 2021

In this latest 5G User Experience report we analyze the overall 5G experience and combine measurements taken across all 5G frequency bands. We introduce three new 5G awards: 5G Reach, 5G Games Experience and 5G Voice App Experience.

Report Page | No | USA | | Francesco Rizzato

Quantifying the mmWave 5G experience in the US

By Francesco Rizzato, April 2021

Opensignal analyzed the U.S. mobile experience on mmWave 5G, a subset of 5G experience which is significantly different to other types of 5G services. We found the fastest average mmWave 5G download speed of 692.9 Mbps using Verizon, which was three times as fast as our tests for AT&T and T-Mobile — 232.7 Mbps and 215.3 Mbps, respectively.

Blog Entry | No | USA | | Francesco Rizzato

Canada, April 2021, 5G User Experience

By Hardik Khatri, April 2021

In Opensignal’s first comparison of the 5G experience across carriers in Canada, we found a mobile network experience landscape characterized by extreme competition. Due to challenges with limited 5G spectrum, Canada is now losing ground in 5G compared with other countries.

Report Page | No | Canada | | Hardik Khatri