Opensignal Insights

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

4G networks were the most affected by Sulawesi earthquake

Posted on November 22, 2018

OpenSignal measured the impact on smartphone users’ experience before and in the aftermath of the 7.5 magnitude earthquake with epicentre on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, on Friday September 28...

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4G networks were the most affected by Sulawesi earthquake

Stuttgart motors into the lead in German cities 4G speeds

Posted on November 21, 2018

Stuttgart is often credited as the home of the automobile, and the west German city remains the home of some of Europe's most powerful cars including Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Daimler. But Stuttgart...

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Stuttgart motors into the lead in German cities 4G speeds

The Mid-Atlantic is a hot zone for mobile download speed in the US

Posted on November 14, 2018

Only one state or commonwealth can claim to have the fastest mobile broadband speeds in the union, and that state is New Jersey. In OpenSignal's analysis of the lower 48, we found that the Garden...

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The Mid-Atlantic is a hot zone for mobile download speed in the US

MTN takes the prize in a close South Africa video experience race

Posted on November 13, 2018

OpenSignal's recent report on the South Africa mobile market showed something of a two-horse race. While Vodacom dominated our awards table, taking six out of seven of our mobile experience crowns,...

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MTN takes the prize in a close South Africa video experience race

A big gap exists between the best and worst countries for video experience in East Asia

Posted on October 31, 2018

Of all of the global regions we analyzed in our State of Mobile Video report, East Asia definitely had the most diverse results. The western edge of the Pacific is home to countries that scored among...

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A big gap exists between the best and worst countries for video experience in East Asia

Canada's Bell and Telus have the edge over Rogers in video experience

Posted on October 30, 2018

In our State of Mobile Video Report, the Americas didn't compare that favorably with Europe in mobile video quality, but one country did stand out in the New World. Canada was one of two countries we...

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Canada's Bell and Telus have the edge over Rogers in video experience

Minneapolis’s 4G in good shape for the Super Bowl

Posted: Feb 01, 2018

Just a couple of days away, the annual championship of the NFL will kick off in Minneapolis. With a million visitors expected to attend the biggest sports event in the US, the city is in the midst of manic preparation to make sure all goes as planned on the big day.

The evolution of ..... snow

Posted: Dec 20, 2017

Here in London, we don't often get snow. This time of the year, it's usually, rain, rain, cold, more rain, and on occasion, the classic 'London fog'. So we really get excited when instead of getting soaked and miserable we are graced with picture-perfect flurries. What's the logical next step? Well, it's Cosmo Monster's first winter, and we wanted to share this excitement with users of Meteor (of course!), so we added a little surprise in the latest Meteor update.

Which US cities lean on Wifi the most?

Posted: Dec 14, 2017

When we talk about smartphone connectivity, we tend to focus on the big name cellular technologies like LTE and future 5G technologies. We often tend to forget that one of the most important mobile technologies out there isn't actually a mobile technology at all: Wifi. Despite all the progress the worldwide mobile industry has made in boosting mobile broadband speeds and reach, we still rely heavily on Wifi for a good deal of our data consumption. In some countries, consumers smartphones spend as much as 65% connected to a Wifi signal.

Indonesia is steadily working on its LTE - and it is paying off

Posted: Dec 06, 2017

Mobile users in Indonesia have a good chance of finding an LTE signal regardless of operator choice, but 4G download speeds remain among lowest worldwide.  

In our first report measuring mobile experience in the country, we analysed over 9 billion measurements from close to 1 million devices comparing the performance of the five national operators in terms of 4G availability, 3G and 4G download speeds, and latency.

EE and 3 dominate regional speeds in Great Britain

Posted: Dec 06, 2017

In OpenSignal's September Mobile Networks Update for the UK, EE was the runaway winner of our nationwide 4G speed award in the UK. When we drill down the regional level, EE makes a similarly strong showing, but it faces some stiff competition from 3 in a few places. Following up on our UK report, we decided to take a closer look at 3, EE, O2 and Vodafone to see how their 4G performance stacked up in England's nine official regional divisions as well as in Scotland and Wales.

Minneapolis tops the US charts in 4G speed

Posted: Nov 08, 2017

If having a fast 4G connection is your thing, you might want to pick the Mall of America over the a casino on the Las Vegas Strip for your next weekend getaway. Minneapolis is the fastest major city in America when it comes to LTE, according to OpenSignal data.

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