Opensignal Insights

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

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

Posted on August 27, 2019 by Peter Boyland

Peter Boyland, Senior AnalystBrazil 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...

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

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

Francesco Rizzato, Senior Technical AnalystIn 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...

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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

Kevin Fitchard, Principal AnalystUsers in Manila have a distinct mobile broadband speed advantage over their counterparts in other Filippino cities. In Opensignal's analysis of Download and Upload...

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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

Francesco Rizzato, Senior Technical AnalystOpensignal observed an impact on our Indonesian users’ experience following the massive electrical blackout which began just before midday on Sunday, August...

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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

Hardik Khatri, Technical AnalystWhen 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...

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Competition intensifies as Singapore approaches 90% 4G Availability

Posted on July 26, 2019 by Hardik Khatri

Hardik Khatri, Technical AnalystIn 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...

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

Posted: Jul 17, 2019

Peter Boyland, Senior Analyst

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?

Smartphone users in Melbourne and Sydney experience 4G Download Speeds 15 Mbps slower during busy times

Posted: Jul 05, 2019

Hardik Khatri, Technical Analyst

Opensignal analyzed 4G Download Speeds experienced by our users in Australia’s two most populous cities — Melbourne and Sydney. We noticed a consistent trend in both cities: our users on all three of the country's main networks — Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone — experienced a wide range of 4G Download Speeds during different hours of the day likely due to congestion, with download speeds decreasing through the day.

Cricket fans at this summer's World Cup can expect a Very Good Video Experience

Posted: Jul 03, 2019

Peter Boyland, Senior Analyst

Millions of sports fans are flocking to the Cricket World Cup in England and Wales this summer for six weeks of the best ODI action. And a lot of these supporters will be watching the highlights of their favorite team's best wickets and boundaries on-the-go on their smartphones. But what quality of video streaming can they expect in the U.K.'s cities where all the action is taking place?

The fastest cities in Mexico for mobile broadband are in the north

Posted: Jun 27, 2019

Kevin Fitchard, Principal Analyst

The city of Chihuahua has quite the namesake. It lends its name not only to the famous breed of miniature dog known for its outsized bark but also to the popular semi-soft cheese that originates from the surrounding dairyland. According to Opensignal's latest analysis of the 20 of the largest cities in Mexico, though, Chihuahua could just as well be synonymous with fast mobile broadband speeds. The city topped our chart in Download Speed Experience and was among the fastest in Upload Speed Experience.