As India — one of the world's largest telecom markets — switches on 5G commercially, Opensignal's latest report reveals that a two-horse race exists between Airtel and Jio when it comes to the mobile network experience in the country.
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.
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Approximately once a decade the mobile industry unveils a new network technology standard with the goal of revolutionizing users’ mobile network experience. Opensignal examines the real-world impact that 5G has had on the mobile experience by comparing 100 markets.
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.
The Indian mobile landscape continues to grow increasingly competitive as operators are trying to offer the best experience to their users. In our latest report, India's three largest mobile operators — Airtel, Jio and Vi — found themselves in a closely run race on five out of seven award categories.
Now for the first time Opensignal ranks the world's 5G operators using our leading measures of the real-world mobile network experience.
To understand what the new normal looks like for mobile experience, Opensignal is updating our previous analysis of the impact of the pandemic and changed user behavior on the mobile experience with new data.
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.
Indian mobile experience has been remarkably resilient during the second COVID-19 wave despite increased demand for mobile data
In Opensignal’s latest analysis, we see that despite rising mobile data consumption, the download speeds experienced by users have been maintained. By contrast, Opensignal measured the Indian users’ mobile network experience last year and found that as mobile data traffic increased, mobile speeds dropped, indicating a more resilient experience in 2021 than in 2020.