Opensignal Insights

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

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

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

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.

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.

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