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

Which US cities lean on Wifi the most?

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Kevin Fitchard

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...

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Smartphone Wifi Use in the Largest US Cities

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

Posted on December 6, 2017 by Andrea Toth

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...

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EE and 3 dominate regional speeds in Great Britain

Posted on December 6, 2017 by Kevin Fitchard

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...

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EE’s Time on 4G announcement: a huge endorsement for OpenSignal’s approach

Posted on December 4, 2017 by Brendan Gill

EE’s  ‘Time on 4G’ announcement was a blast from the past and an epiphany all at once. OpenSignal has been measuring the ‘Time on 4G’ of mobile users for years and has long been calling on operators...

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Maxis and Yes battle for 4G supremacy in Kuala Lumpur

Posted on November 8, 2017 by Kevin Fitchard

Last month OpenSignal published its State of Mobile Networks: Malaysia report, examining the 3G and 4G experience provided by the Southeast Asian country's large complement of mobile operators. Today...

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4G Availability in Kuala Lumpur by Operator

Minneapolis tops the US charts in 4G speed

Posted on November 8, 2017 by Kevin Fitchard

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...

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Ranking the fastest 4G cities in the US

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.

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