Smartphone users in Melbourne and Sydney experience 4G Download Speeds 15 Mbps slower during busy times

Posted: Jul 05, 2019

Opensignal analyzed 4G Download Speeds experienced by our users in Australia’s two most populous cities — Melbourne and Sydney. We noticed a consistent trend in both cities: our users on all three of the country's main networks — Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone — experienced a wide range of 4G Download Speeds during different hours of the day likely due to congestion, with download speeds decreasing through the day.

State of Mobile USA: Quantifying the bar for 5G to beat

Posted: May 31, 2019

In the last year, the download speeds experienced by smartphone users in the US have improved little, rising from 17 Mbps to 21.3 Mbps between the first quarter of 2018 and the same period in 2019. There’s lots of room for improvement but only a new technology like 5G is likely to lead to a step-change improvement in the mobile network experience.

 

South Africa’s smartphone users experience faster download speeds on mobile than Wifi

Posted: Apr 11, 2019

Opensignal analyzed the download speeds that South African users experience when they connect to mobile networks compared to Wifi, and found that cellular technology provided faster download speeds at all times of the day. Opensignal's data shows our smartphone users on average enjoy 14.8 Mbps in download speed when they access the internet using cellular networks — which we measured by looking at all 3G and 4G readings — but only 8.8 Mbps in download speed when connected to Wifi.

Germany: analyzing 4G frequencies to understand the 5G auction

Posted: Mar 20, 2019

Spectrum holdings are a key determining factor of the mobile experience operators can deliver to their customers. This is why spectrum auctions are pivotal moments in the telecom industry which can dramatically change the service quality operators will be able to provide for years to come. In fact, the quality of the mobile experiences varies greatly depending on the frequency band users connect to.

Mexico's 3 biggest cities buck the trend of urban 4G inconsistency

Posted: Mar 06, 2019

Opensignal’s latest report on the 5G opportunity highlighted how smartphone users often experience wide fluctuations in 4G Download Speed throughout the day, and that speeds at the quietest hour can be several times faster than at the busiest hours. We also observed that speed fluctuations experienced in different cities of the same country are often very dissimilar.

India's 4G download speeds are up to 4.5 times faster at night

Posted: Jan 23, 2019

OpenSignal has measured 4G download speeds across 20 of India's largest cities and observed that smartphone users experience varying speeds depending on the city they live in: while Navi Mumbai scored 8.1 Mbps in average LTE download speed in our measurements, Allahabad came last with an average of 4.0 Mbps – half the speed.