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 where and when users can experience 5G in South Korea

By Ian Fogg, February 2021

It’s clear from the many different potential ways to measure users’ experience and mobile networks that there is no single correct way to measure the extent of a mobile network. Opensignal’s two different measures — 5G Availability and 5G Reach — represent the network experience of users.

Blog Entry | No | Global, All Countries, Southkorea | | Ian Fogg

Understanding the mobile experience on T-Mobile’s standalone 5G network

By Francesco Rizzato, February 2021

Opensignal analyzed our users’ mobile experience on T-Mobile’s network before and after the operator launched its nationwide standalone access (SA) 5G network on August 4, 2020. We then compared our users' mobile experience on T-Mobile's SA and NSA 5G networks.

Blog Entry | No | USA | | Francesco Rizzato

How Rakuten’s mobile network experience is evolving

By Ian Fogg, February 2021

In our latest analysis of the mobile experience of Rakuten users, we see big increases in the reach of Rakuten’s network as it expands across Japan and a resulting impact on users’ mobile experience.

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

Benchmarking the global 5G experience

By Ian Fogg, February 2021

5G is still near the beginning of its decade-long era.

Blog Entry | Yes | Global, All Countries, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hongkong, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Saudiarabia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, UK | | Ian Fogg

USA, January 2021, 5G User Experience

By Ian Fogg, January 2021

In only Opensignal's second multiplayer mobile gaming experience award in the U.S., Verizon closes the gap with previous winner T-Mobile.

Report Page | Yes | USA | | Ian Fogg

Saudi Arabia, January 2021, 5G User Experience

By Sam Fenwick, January 2021

Zain wins all three of our awards for the 5G user experience in Saudi Arabia.

Report Page | No | Saudiarabia | | Sam Fenwick