Opensignal Insights

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

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

Posted on May 17, 2018

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

T-Mobile and Sprint's network future in 3 easy steps

Posted on May 16, 2018

Now that Sprint and T-Mobile's proposed merger is up and running again, the two operators are revealing many more details about what their combined networks would look like. Even before the merger is...

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Which European Tech Hub offers the Fastest 4G?

Posted on April 24, 2018

If your tech startup needs excellent 4G connectivity around the clock, it’s probably best you set up base in Amsterdam, Stockholm, Zurich, or Tallinn. Yes, Tallinn: the city that nurtured Skype and...

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Average 4G Download Speeds in European Tech Hubs

Time spent on Wifi in the US falls as users move to unlimited plans

Posted on April 19, 2018

Over the past year or so, unlimited data has really taken off in the U.S., with all four of the big players launching competitive plans to try to get a bigger piece of the market. But just because...

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Time on Wifi by Operator

The mobile video experience in Mexico is good one - as long as you have a 4G connection

Posted on April 12, 2018

Imagine this: You're watching the final game of the Apertura between Chivas and Club América on your smartphone, and just as América's star striker receives the ball in front of goal -- with no one...

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Measuring Video Experience in Mexico

Patna beats the tech hubs in India 4G availability

Posted on April 5, 2018

The Indian city of Patna, once known as Pataliputra, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world, and was once a capital on ancient India. History isn't the only thing Patna...

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4G Availability in 20 of India's Largest Cities

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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