In the second 5G Global Mobile Network Experience Awards report, Opensignal once again directly compares operators from around the world to recognize those on which our users had the best 5G experience.
Satellite connectivity is coming to smartphones, Apple is adding Emergency SoS using satellites to the iPhone 14 range. Now, Opensignal has analyzed over 100 global markets to understand the extent of the cellular “no signal” problem that mobile users face.
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.
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.
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In the third Global Mobile Network Experience Awards report, Opensignal once again directly compares operators from around the world to recognize those on which our users had the best mobile experience.
In the new international 5G benchmark we see significant changes among the global leaders.
Opensignal has analyzed the amount of mobile data our users consumed on mmWave 5G networks and compared that to the amount of mobile data used on sub-6 GHz 5G and 4G.
Our analysis shows that strong 4G network foundations still remain essential for 5G deployment in its early stages. 4G continues to boost the 5G experience even for a market like South Korea, hailed as one of the 5G frontrunners. Part of the reason for the 5G success story of Korea’s operators is their use of 4G spectrum and having an excellent 4G network that helps to boost 5G download speeds.
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 analyzed the impact of different amounts of 5G and 4G spectrum on the overall 5G mobile experience of our users. Our research shows that users in Germany, Italy and the UK saw significantly faster 5G average download speeds when they were also connected to additional amounts of 4G spectrum, through older 4G technology.