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 global 5G user experience

By Ian Fogg, August 2020

Opensignal has analyzed the real-world 5G experience of our users across mobile operators in a number of countries globally, including Australia, the U.S.

Blog Entry | Yes | Global, Australia, Canada, Germany, Hongkong, Netherlands, Saudiarabia, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, 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
Download Speed Experience — On the Eve of 5G

Assessing Singapore’s mobile network experience on the eve of 5G

By Sam Fenwick, July 2020

Opensignal has compared the mobile network experience of its Singaporean users with that in five other major cities in the Asia Pacific region — Hong Kong, Seoul, Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo — over the 90 days prior to the launch of 5G in their respective countries or territories. Singapore placed joint second for Video Experience, came third for Download Speed Experience, ranked second for Upload Speed Experience and placed joint third for 4G Availability. 

Blog Entry | No | Singapore | | Sam Fenwick

USA, June 2020, 5G User Experience

By Ian Fogg, June 2020

The U.S. is one of the leading 5G markets globally with users on different U.S. operators enjoying extremely fast 5G speeds or sizable amounts of time connected to 5G technology.

Report Page | Yes | USA | | Ian Fogg

South Korea, June 2020, 5G User Experience

By Ian Fogg, June 2020

Award-winner SK Telecom is the first operator in South Korea to see its users enjoying an Excellent Video Experience with a score of 75.5 on a one hundred point scale.

Report Page | No | Southkorea | | Ian Fogg

Why Rakuten’s mobile experience is set to challenge Japan and the world

By Ian Fogg, June 2020

Rakuten is a new challenger operator in Japan that launched on April 8, competing with NTT DoCoMo, KDDI’s au and SoftBank. The company’s CTO, Tareq Amin, has marketed Rakuten’s network technology approach to the mobile industry worldwide. Unlike most existing networks, the company aims to make extensive use of virtualization and containerization throughout its network as well as embrace OpenRAN in its base stations.

Blog Entry | Yes | Japan | | Ian Fogg