When it comes to the consumer mobile network experience in Brazil, we’ve seen a two-horse race develop between Claro and TIM since our last report. A quick glance at our latest awards table might give the impression that nothing has changed in the last six months. However, our measurements show notable improvements in several areas, particularly in 4G metrics. The rollout of 4G on the 700 MHz spectrum band in Brazil is having a big impact, as our users on networks that have implemented it are spending more time on 4G and are on average enjoying faster download speeds. We have further seen a cascading effect of this on our Video and Voice App Experience as upload and latency measurements have also improved. And with an upcoming auction of 5G licenses — including more spectrum in the 700 MHz band — we expect the mobile network experience to continue to improve as the market matures.
Globally, operators report mobile data use is increasing dramatically but Opensignal’s analytics demonstrate that despite these challenges the mobile experience is holding up well. Opensignal has seen only relatively small changes in users’ 4G Download Speeds in some countries, and none at all in other countries.
In the past year, since the rollout of 4G in the 700 MHz band, we've seen considerable growth in 4G Availability in all of Brazil's 10 largest cities.
Voice apps offer flexibility across a number of devices and networks, and have soared in popularity as smartphones become more and more ubiquitous.But what's the mobile user experience like on these voice apps on today's mobile networks?
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The South American continent contains some of the largest cities in the world, and these metros are located in some very distinct locations.
Brazil is showing some keen signs of development — both in its mobile network experience and in its economy as a whole.
TIM became the first Brazilian operator to surpass the 80% mark in our 4G Availability metric.
In the 103-year history of the Copa América, no team outside of CONMEBOL has won South America's most prestigious national football tournament, despite the fact that squads from other federations have been participating in the competition since the 1990s.
Opensignal has analyzed 4G Download Speeds experienced by our users on smartphones across six of the largest cities in Latin America: Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico City, Santiago, and São Paulo.
Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã or São Paulo's Morumbi may be the premier stadiums for this year's Copa América, but when it comes to streaming the actual matches of Latin America's biggest football event to mobile phones, one host city has beaten both Rio and São Paulo — Porto Alegre.