Opensignal Insights

News and views on real-world mobile experience from our independent team of analysts and experts

Italian mobile users experience lower 4G Availability in rural areas — but no evidence of a North/South divide

Posted on August 20, 2019 by Francesco Rizzato

In the second quarter of 2019, our 4G users in Italy on average spent more than four-fifths of their time connected to 4G networks. And whether they were in the North-West or in the South, either in...

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Italian 4G smartphone users spend less time connected to 4G networks in rural areas

Download speeds are 73% faster in Manila than in Cebu and Davao

Posted on August 19, 2019 by Kevin Fitchard

Users in Manila have a distinct mobile broadband speed advantage over their counterparts in other Filippino cities. In Opensignal's analysis of Download and Upload Speed Experience in five of the...

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Jakarta’s blackout had a nationwide impact on 3 and Indosat’s networks

Posted on August 13, 2019 by Francesco Rizzato

Opensignal observed an impact on our Indonesian users’ experience following the massive electrical blackout which began just before midday on Sunday, August 4, local time. However, the resulting...

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August 4 blackout affected 4G Availability on all networks in Jakarta

Understanding Switzerland’s super fast 4G Download Speeds with operators’ use of spectrum

Posted on August 5, 2019 by Hardik Khatri

When it comes to great mobile network experience, Switzerland holds a strong position among the global leaders. In our recent national report we analyzed the network experience of the country’s three...

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Competition intensifies as Singapore approaches 90% 4G Availability

Posted on July 26, 2019 by Hardik Khatri

In Opensignal’s analysis of 4G Availability in Singapore, our measurements have shown an upward trend in the past 12 months for all three national operators, but the greatest improvement was...

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Parts of rural Germany see less than 50% 4G Availability

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Francesco Rizzato

In our recent analysis, we found that the average 4G Availability in rural Germany was 73.5% experienced by our users, compared with 82.2% in urban areas. In this follow-up insight, we analyzed the...

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Brazil's urban mobile users connect twice as much to 4G

Posted: Aug 27, 2019

Brazil is showing some keen signs of development — both in its mobile network experience and in its economy as a whole. But South America's largest market still faces a number of challenges as it matures — not least in the vast size of the country and the wide variations in its geography and topology, ranging from large sprawling cities and the mountainous coastal south to the vast forests of the Amazon.

Download speeds are 73% faster in Manila than in Cebu and Davao

Posted: Aug 19, 2019

Users in Manila have a distinct mobile broadband speed advantage over their counterparts in other Filippino cities. In Opensignal's analysis of Download and Upload Speed Experience in five of the Philippines largest cities, we found that Manila beat out Angeles, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu and Davao in both metrics — in many cases by very large margins.

Understanding Switzerland’s super fast 4G Download Speeds with operators’ use of spectrum

Posted: Aug 05, 2019

When it comes to great mobile network experience, Switzerland holds a strong position among the global leaders. In our recent national report we analyzed the network experience of the country’s three main operators Salt, Sunrise and Swisscom and found that our users on all three networks experienced 4G Download Speeds over 30 Mbps. But what are these operators doing to differentiate themselves in terms of fast speeds?

Competition intensifies as Singapore approaches 90% 4G Availability

Posted: Jul 26, 2019

In Opensignal’s analysis of 4G Availability in Singapore, our measurements have shown an upward trend in the past 12 months for all three national operators, but the greatest improvement was experienced by our users on StarHub’s network. From the beginning of June, 2018 until the beginning of November, 2018 the operator enhanced its 4G Availability from 82.6% to 87.1% — an outstanding boost of over 4 percentage points.

Hyderabad is India's top student city for Time on Wifi

Posted: Jul 17, 2019

The month of July sees millions of students heading to India's universities to continue their education, spread their wings and meet new friends. The proliferation of cheap mobile data plans in recent years means that most of them will already have smartphones connected to 4G networks. But the demands of studying and a busy social life mean they will often need Wifi connections to fall back on. So where are Indians connecting to Wifi the most among the top university destinations?

South Africa leads the continent in mobile network experience

Posted: Jul 09, 2019

Opensignal's recent State of Mobile Network Experience report ranked 87 of the world's mobile nations across our key metrics, with the usual suspects – Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, and South Korea – topping our global rankings. But how did mobile-first markets in Africa stack up against each other? We compared 10 mobile markets from the continent — and the winners weren't necessarily who you would expect. 

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