Opensignal Insights

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

New Jersey offers the best video experience in the lower 48 US states

Posted on December 13, 2018

A few weeks ago, we examined how the lower-48 states in the U.S. stacked up in terms of overall speed, and we discovered an interesting pattern: The states with fastest download speeds were largely...

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Singapore’s secret mobile broadband weapon: Latency

Posted on December 12, 2018

When it comes to download and upload speeds, few countries can match the raw power of Singapore’s LTE networks. But Singapore doesn’t just shine in connection throughput. It’s also a global leader in...

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Multiple operators across the globe hit simultaneously by Ericsson network outage

Posted on December 11, 2018

OpenSignal has identified that December 6th’s mobile network outage hit multiple operators at the same time across the globe.Analyzing availability data for 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies across...

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Maxis leads in Malaysia peak download speeds — but Celcom is close behind

Posted on December 11, 2018

Not all LTE networks are created equal, and few countries exemplify that maxim more than Malaysia. In OpenSignal’s analysis of peak download speeds in Malaysia, we found that there were vastly...

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Movistar and Vodafone tied in our Spain 4G peak speed analysis

Posted on December 6, 2018

When it comes to mobile network speeds in Spain, it was something of a two-horse race in our last State of Mobile Networks report. Movistar won our 3G download speed award, Vodafone took both overall...

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Movistar and Vodafone tied in our Spain 4G peak speed analysis

Vodafone Idea set to bring a new upload speed powerhouse to India mobile

Posted on December 4, 2018

Vodafone and Idea are in the final stages of merging their Indian operations, potentially creating an upload speed powerhouse in the market. Idea recently won OpenSignal's Upload Experience award in...

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Vodafone Idea set to bring a new upload speed powerhouse to India mobile

Patna beats the tech hubs in India 4G availability

Posted: Apr 05, 2018

The Indian city of Patna, once known as Pataliputra, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world, and was once a capital on ancient India. History isn't the only thing Patna should be proud of. Patna is currently top of OpenSignal's league table for 4G availability. It's jumped ahead of the trendy tech hubs in the south and west of India in our 4G availability metric, which measures where users can get access to an LTE connection more of the time.

OpenSignal’s UK tests show EE has the best video experience

Posted: Apr 05, 2018

OpenSignal's new State of Mobile Networks report for the U.K. shows that access to 4G signals is increasing at a rapid clip across the country, meaning more people have access to a fast mobile broadband connection more often and in more places. That's particularly good news for those partial to using their phones as miniature TV screens. In a recent analysis of U.K. mobile services, OpenSignal found the video streaming experience to be a high quality one across all four operators' 4G connections.

OpenSignal tests show Telcel has the fastest upstream connections in Mexico

Posted: Mar 22, 2018

Got a massive file to upload or want to stream live video from your phone? In Mexico at least, Telcel is the operator best equipped to handle either feat, according to OpenSignal's latest tests. We put Mexico under the lens of our new experimental upload metric and found that in 4G, Telcel beats out both AT&T and Movistar, averaging upstream connections of 11.7 Mbps.

Imagine a World

Posted: Mar 21, 2018

We started Opensignal eight years ago with a simple idea: The world needs access to independent and accurate data on mobile coverage and connectivity. Back then, if you wanted to find out which mobile provider would offer you the best service, the only option you had was to walk into one of the provider’s stores and ask. This experience usually involved seeing an overly optimistic network coverage map and very positive reassurance from the salesperson. Yet, we would never accept this situation in other parts of our lives.

As 4G reach in Latin America improves, so does the consumer experience

Posted: Mar 05, 2018

OpenSignal recently published its State of LTE report, examining 4G speed and 4G reach in 88 countries in the 4th quarter of 2017. Today, we're drilling down into a specific region, Latin America, to see how the 4G experience compares in the 14 Central, North and South American countries included in that report. As you can see from the charts below, there's a broad range of speeds across the region as well as a big variation between the level of LTE access among these 14 countries.

Europe’s 4G speeds rise while the rest of the world stalls

Posted: Feb 20, 2018

While much of the world witnessed a stall in 4G speeds in 2017, Europe managed to provide faster download speeds to users than ever before. But while the continent has long secured itself as a steady 4G power, as we look closer at the various regions we can spot several significant differences in the progress and pace of LTE development.

Tracking upload speeds in Spain

Posted: Feb 13, 2018

When it comes to the direction of mobile data, we're becoming a much more symmetrical society. We're not just surfing the internet and downloading video, we're creating content and streaming video from our phones. That means upload speed is becoming increasingly important when it comes to measuring the consumer mobile data experience.