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

Airtel and Jio trade leads in India's overall speed race

Posted on June 7, 2018 by Kevin Fitchard

As the 4G race in India continues to heat up, it's perhaps an opportune time to look at an OpenSignal metric that doesn't get quite the attention as 4G speed but is arguably far more important to...

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India Operator Overall Speed by Month

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

Posted on June 5, 2018 by Peter Boyland

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...

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Germany regions

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

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Kevin Fitchard

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...

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Philippines Operator Overall Speed by Month

TIM leads Brazilian operators in 4G coverage experience

Posted on May 24, 2018 by Kevin Fitchard

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...

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Measuring the 4G Coverage Experience in Brazil

How can machine learning and artificial intelligence help operators succeed?

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Peter Boyland

There is a great deal of talk at the moment about the wonders of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), with predictions ranging from the fantastic to the apocalyptic. But among all the...

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What can overall speed tell us about US operators? A lot actually

Posted on May 17, 2018 by Kevin Fitchard

It's been a tumultuous 18 months for the U.S. mobile industry. Verizon and AT&T reintroduced unlimited data plans sending their 4G speeds on a rollercoaster ride. T-Mobile asserted itself at the...

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US Operator Overall Speed by Month in 2017

UK: How fast and how accessible is 4G in your city?

Posted: May 03, 2017

If you had one guess what the fastest 4G city in the U.K. might be, would that guess be Stoke-on-Trent? That’s right, Stoke is more than just the heart of England’s pottery industry. According to OpenSignal’s measurements, Stoke also lays claims to the fastest 4G speeds of any big city in Great Britain.

Whose customers are using Wifi the most in the US?

Posted: Apr 18, 2017

Though we may be in the era of fast 4G connections, Wifi still plays a significant role in our mobile connectivity. We spend a lot of time connected to Wifi networks at home, work and at public hotspots. But just how much time exactly do we spend on Wifi? I decided to find out by digging down into OpenSignal's U.S. data.

India's fastest LTE connections are in Mumbai

Posted: Mar 28, 2017

OpenSignal is preparing its first public report for India, but while we crunch our numbers, I thought we'd share a sneak peak at what we're finding in one of the world's most fascinating mobile markets. We compiled our LTE speed and availability tests in India's biggest cities over the previous three months to see how 4G performance compared in different urban regions of the country.

First let's take a look at speed.