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

Posted on May 3, 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...

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4G Speed in Britain's 20 largest cities

Whose customers are using Wifi the most in the US?

Posted on April 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...

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Time on Wifi by Operator

India's fastest LTE connections are in Mumbai

Posted on March 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...

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Average LTE Connection Speed in India's 10 Biggest Cities

The best performing 4G cities in Europe

Posted on February 23, 2017

Next week, Barcelona hosts the biggest wireless networking show in the world, Mobile World Congress, so we thought it would be an apt time to focus on some of the more interesting 4G trends in Europe...

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The best performing 4G cities in Europe

LTE: How US operators stack up by region

Posted on February 16, 2017

Last week OpenSignal released its semi-annual State of Mobile Networks report for the U.S., comparing the 3G and 4G performance of the big 4 nationwide. As we've done in previous reports, we also...

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LTE: How US operators stack up by region

4G speeds are on the rise in US cities

Posted on February 8, 2017

The Motor City had the fastest LTE speeds in our new U.S. report (Photo courtesy of Flickr user pparasurama)Today OpenSignal published its State of Mobile Networks report for the U.S., breaking down...

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4G speeds are on the rise in US cities
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Introducing OpenSignal's new peak speed metric

Posted: Jul 24, 2017

Every few years, operators announce some big new network or network enhancement that promises to blow the doors off whatever our current mobile data speeds happen to be at the time. We see press releases proclaiming 300 Mbps, 600 Mbps, even 800 Mbps connections. But when these promised super networks finally arrive, the speeds that filter down to our smartphones and tablets are much slower. How does a 300 Mbps network suddenly produce a 25 Mbps connection?

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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