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

Parts of rural Germany see less than 50% 4G Availability

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Francesco Rizzato

Francesco Rizzato, Senior Technical AnalystIn our recent analysis, we found that the average 4G Availability in rural Germany was 73.5% experienced by our users, compared with 82.2% in urban areas....

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Hyderabad is India's top student city for Time on Wifi

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Peter Boyland

Peter Boyland, Senior AnalystThe month of July sees millions of students heading to India's universities to continue their education, spread their wings and meet new friends. The proliferation of...

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TPG launches disruptive mobile service in Singapore but lags on mobile experience

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Ian Fogg

Ian Fogg, VP AnalysisMobile competition is heating up in Singapore because of new entrant TPG aiming to compete with established leaders M1, Singtel and Starhub, which we analyzed in our recent...

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South Africa leads the continent in mobile network experience

Posted on July 9, 2019 by Peter Boyland

Peter Boyland, Senior AnalystOpensignal's recent State of Mobile Network Experience report ranked 87 of the world's mobile nations across our key metrics, with the usual suspects – Canada, Denmark,...

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5G boosts the maximum real-world download speed by up to 2.7 times 4G users’ top speeds

Posted on July 8, 2019 by Ian Fogg

Ian Fogg, VP AnalysisIn Opensignal’s latest analysis of 5G, we've looked at the maximum real-world speeds seen in eight countries which have launched 5G services. The maximum download speeds...

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Smartphone users in Melbourne and Sydney experience 4G Download Speeds 15 Mbps slower during busy times

Posted on July 5, 2019 by Hardik Khatri

Hardik Khatri, Technical AnalystOpensignal analyzed 4G Download Speeds experienced by our users in Australia’s two most populous cities — Melbourne and Sydney. We noticed a consistent trend in both...

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Germany's rural 4G users still spend one-fourth of their time on 3G and 2G networks

Posted: Jun 13, 2019

Francesco Rizzato, Senior Technical Analyst

In the first quarter of 2019, our smartphone users in Germany could on average access the internet over 4G networks 82.2% of the time when they were in the urban districts, but this dropped to just 73.5% of the time in the rural districts. Our users in rural areas spend more than one-quarter of their time connected to 2G and 3G networks.

State of Mobile USA: Quantifying the bar for 5G to beat

Posted: May 31, 2019

Ian Fogg, VP Analysis

In the last year, the download speeds experienced by smartphone users in the US have improved little, rising from 17 Mbps to 21.3 Mbps between the first quarter of 2018 and the same period in 2019. There’s lots of room for improvement but only a new technology like 5G is likely to lead to a step-change improvement in the mobile network experience.