Opensignal Insights

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

NFL underdogs win OpenSignal Mobile Video Experience Super Bowl

Posted on January 30, 2019

Even as traditional TV ratings decline, Super Bowl LIII could find plenty of new viewers on mobile phones this year. The NFL and its media partners have lifted virtually all restrictions on watching...

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NFL underdogs win OpenSignal Mobile Video Experience Super Bowl

The Race for Network Leadership is Heating Up in Opensignal’s latest U.S. Mobile Network Experience Report

Posted on January 24, 2019

Today marks the seventh time we release our semi-annual industry report on the state of mobile networks in the U.S. And what a report it is!We’ve seen major moves from Verizon (winning 3 out of 5...

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Mobile latency improvements help Germany's challengers take on Telekom's dominance

Posted on January 24, 2019

According to OpenSignal's analysis of Latency Experience in Germany, there have been some notable improvements on the networks of some of the key operators over the second half of 2018. And these...

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Mobile latency improvements help Germany's challengers take on Telekom's dominance

India's 4G download speeds are up to 4.5 times faster at night

Posted on January 23, 2019

OpenSignal has measured 4G download speeds across 20 of India's largest cities and observed that smartphone users experience varying speeds depending on the city they live in: while Navi Mumbai...

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India's 4G download speeds are up to 4.5 times faster at night

What’s in store for mobile in 2019? Opensignal’s predictions for the coming year

Posted on January 2, 2019

It’s been a pretty busy year here at Opensignal. And 2018 was an interesting time in the mobile world overall, with data abuse and increased regulation casting something of a shadow over some of the ...

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Voila! The fastest city in Canada for mobile speeds is Montreal

Posted on December 19, 2018

The fastest mobile data speeds in Canada have a particularly francophone flair. Montreal topped both our download and upload charts in OpenSignal’s analysis of fastest cities for overall speed in...

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Telekom scores a 4G clean sweep of Germany's regions

Posted: Jun 05, 2018

In our most recent State of Mobile Networks: Germany report, we found Telekom was head and shoulders above its rivals in our metrics. The operator won five out of seven of OpenSignal's awards including the highly-prized 4G download speed and 4G availability categories. Meanwhile, our chart showing our 4G metrics winners in 10 of Germany's biggest cities was largely painted with Deutsche Telekom's signature shade of magenta.

A look at the Philippines' phenomenal growth in overall download speed

Posted: May 29, 2018

We've seen a lot of 4G progress in the Philippines since our first State of Mobile Networks report for the region came out in March of 2017, but we thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at the Philippines' gains by tracking the month-to-month changes in average overall download speed for Globe and Smart over the last year. Why overall speed, you might ask? Overall speed takes into account multiple OpenSignal metrics.

TIM leads Brazilian operators in 4G coverage experience

Posted: May 24, 2018

When it comes to LTE reach, TIM Brasil has its competitors beat on two counts. It not only provided our users with 4G signals the most often but also in the most places. TIM rated highest in OpenSignal's 4G coverage experience metric, as our testers were able to find an LTE connection in 74.4% of the places they frequented in a recent three-month test period. That score was more than 7 percentage points higher than TIM's nearest rival Vivo.

T-Mobile and Sprint's network future in 3 easy steps

Posted: May 16, 2018

Now that Sprint and T-Mobile's proposed merger is up and running again, the two operators are revealing many more details about what their combined networks would look like. Even before the merger is finalized, they're embarking upon a roaming deal that would give Sprint customers access to T-Mobile's far-reaching and speedy LTE network. Once — and if — the deal closes, Sprint's CDMA technology will go the way of the dodo. And in the longer term, T-Mobile and Sprint plan to combine spectrum resources to build a formidable 5G network.

Which European Tech Hub offers the Fastest 4G?

Posted: Apr 24, 2018

If your tech startup needs excellent 4G connectivity around the clock, it’s probably best you set up base in Amsterdam, Stockholm, Zurich, or Tallinn. Yes, Tallinn: the city that nurtured Skype and Transferwise, came out as one of the top cities in our measurements if you're looking for excellent LTE availability and fast speeds. Today, OpenSignal takes a peek at how Europe’s 13 most bustling tech hubs fare in the LTE race.

Time spent on Wifi in the US falls as users move to unlimited plans

Posted: Apr 19, 2018

Over the past year or so, unlimited data has really taken off in the U.S., with all four of the big players launching competitive plans to try to get a bigger piece of the market. But just because consumers are eating up more data via cellular, it doesn't mean they've stopped using Wifi – although we're seeing signs they're moderating their usage. It's been a year since our first look at the time U.S. consumers spent connected to Wifi, versus using data via their cellular networks.