Despite interference concerns, 5G already offers a better user experience at the busiest US airports
Opensignal looked at the mobile network experience of our users at the 25 busiest airports in the U.S. based on FAA reports, and compared that to national results, to see how users’ 5G mobile experience differed. Opensignal users enjoyed faster overall cellular download speeds and an overall better video streaming experience, compared to the national average. However, users also spent more time without a cellular signal at airports.
In this new analysis, Opensignal looked at our users’ 5G mobile network experience in DACH markets — Austria, Germany and Switzerland — across eight metrics. We observed a substantial 4G to 5G uplift across all three markets in the speed and experiential metrics. Opensignal data shows that our users in DACH markets observed a significant boost to their mobile network experience when they connected to 5G than to 4G networks.
In this latest definitive analysis of 5G worldwide leaders, there are many new entrants in the top 15 markets across different measures of 5G mobile network experience compared with the last 5G benchmark.
In a new analysis, Opensignal analyzes Brazil's 5G experience and shows a considerable improvement over 4G. We also compare Brazil with 41 leading global 5G markets to understand how the 5G experience will likely evolve in the future.
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For a long time, users have assumed that Wifi always offers a superior experience to cellular connectivity, when using the Internet on mobile devices, either at home or in public places.
In our new analysis, Opensignal has observed that our smartphone users in Switzerland experienced worse signal strength when connected to 5G networks than users in neighboring countries — Germany, France and Italy. Also, we found a link between the quality of mobile signal strength and average 5G download speeds: the worse the signal strength, the slower the speeds.
Opensignal data shows that users at NHL arenas in both Canada and the U.S. had a significantly better experience when connected to 5G compared to the overall experience of all users at those venues. But our data also shows that users’ experience varied depending on their choice of carrier.
Opensignal analyzed our users’ mobile experience on Germany’s motorways and compared that against the average scores seen in the country. We found that 5G provided a significant boost to the mobile experience of our users on the motorways, and that experience was generally better there compared to the country average.
Opensignal took its first look at the impact of AT&T and Verizon’s C-band launches on the 5G mobile experience as we analyzed the 5G speeds seen on the U.S. carriers when connected to mid-band 5G spectrum, using T-Mobile’s 5G experience on the 2.5 GHz band for comparison.
In this analysis of Italian sports venues, we have analyzed our users’ 5G mobile experience on the four national operators at and around the 17 stadiums that host the 20 Italian Serie A football teams.