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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Germany, August 2021, 5G Experience

By Francesco Rizzato, August 2021

In our first report on the 5G user experience in Germany, Telekom showed a strong performance - with a smooth win in six out of seven categories, but O2 took the win in the 5G download speed category.

Report Page | No | Germany | | Francesco Rizzato

Japan is starting to close the gap with global 5G leaders

By Ian Fogg, August 2021

Japan is still at an early stage in its 5G deployment and this is reflected in how the 5G experience compares globally.

Blog Entry | No | Japan | | Ian Fogg

Canada, August 2021, 5G Experience

By Hardik Khatri, August 2021

Our latest analysis shows that one operator has emerged as the early market leader. Rogers has pulled ahead of the pack in the 5G race and wins four out of seven 5G awards outright.

Report Page | No | Canada | | Hardik Khatri

The European smartphone speed race: How Apple, OnePlus, Oppo, Samsung and Xiaomi compare

By Ian Fogg, July 2021

Across all brands we see that the overall speed for 5G devices is significantly higher compared with 4G smartphone models of the same brand.

Blog Entry | Yes | Global, Germany, Italy, UK | | Ian Fogg

Quantifying the mmWave 5G experience in the US — July update

By Francesco Rizzato, July 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 618.4 Mbps using Verizon.

Blog Entry | Yes | USA | | Francesco Rizzato

USA, July 2021, 5G User Experience

By Francesco Rizzato, July 2021

AT&T wins our third multiplayer mobile gaming experience award in the U.S.

Report Page | No | USA | | Francesco Rizzato