Mobile network experience continues to be dominated by Orange as it wins all but one of Opensignal's awards in this report. However, the arrival of 5G opens opportunities for other operators to jump ahead.
One year on from the first launch of 5G services for smartphone users back in April 2019, Opensignal looks at what’s changed across 100 countries globally on six different measures of the mobile network experience, including upload and download speed, video, voice and games experience, along with the percentage of time that 4G users spent connected to a 4G network (4G Availability).
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Now for the first time Opensignal ranks the world's 5G operators using our leading measures of the real-world mobile network experience.
With the autumn smartphone upgrade cycle about to start, with the recent launch of new Samsung foldable models and the new iPhone, many mobile users will be considering purchasing their first 5G phone. Opensignal has again looked at the 5G experience to see how it compares globally
Opensignal has analyzed data consumption in 20 leading 5G markets and discovered the extent to which 5G users are consuming more data than their 4G peers. We have also analyzed overall data consumption in 65 markets.
As more EMEA operators deploy higher speed 5G in more locations we will see the 5G experience improve significantly. The wide differences in 5G experience indicate how much there is still to do. But already, 5G download speeds are considerably faster than 4G, and 5G offers an improved mobile video streaming experience.
Opensignal has analyzed 30 countries in Europe and 18 in the Middle East and Africa in our first mobile Group Video Calling Experience report for the MENA region. In Europe, the Netherlands turned out to be the unchallenged winner, with an astounding score of 92.4 points.