New Jersey offers the best video experience in the lower 48 US states
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...
Singapore’s secret mobile broadband weapon: Latency
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...
Multiple operators across the globe hit simultaneously by Ericsson network outage
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...
Maxis leads in Malaysia peak download speeds — but Celcom is close behind
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...
Movistar and Vodafone tied in our Spain 4G peak speed analysis
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: Mar 15, 2018
Our latest national report on the State of Mobile Networks in the U.S. recognized T-Mobile as the winner in almost all of our categories, but it certainly wasn't for a lack of competition. Verizon took second place in several of our key metrics, in some cases by the narrowest of margins.
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.
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.
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.