Opensignal has analyzed our 5G smartphone users' average mobile data consumption in six leading 5G countries and found that in the month of September 2020, on average, they consumed up to 2.7 times more mobile data compared to 4G users.
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.
Users on current 5G brands have seen 5G average download speeds between 1.6 and 1.9 times faster than 4G in the U.S. Apple and Google are the last two major U.S. smartphone brands to launch 5G models. The first 5G iPhones will reignite the race to 5G because the iPhone represents about half of the US market.
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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.
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.
In Opensignal’s latest 5G analysis we found all ten operators saw much faster speeds for their users on 5G compared with 4G, with speeds between 18.4 times and 1.7 times faster on 5G. Understanding the extent to which 5G improves the mobile experience is critical both for consumers considering upgrading to 5G and also for the mobile industry that’s planning how quickly to invest in 5G.
Opensignal’s latest analysis demonstrates that 5G greatly improves the real-world speeds that users experience. And, even more significantly, 5G offers faster average download speeds than Wifi in seven out of eight leading 5G countries.
Opensignal is investigating how different U.S.
There’s lots of confusion around 5G, in part because each U.S. carrier has taken a different initial approach to 5G. In this new analysis, Opensignal tested 5G in downtown areas of U.S. cities to quantify these differences in the early 5G services from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.