Opensignal Insights

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

Movies are just better in French: Quebec has the best Video Experience of the top 10 cities in Canada

Posted on March 14, 2019 by Kevin Fitchard

The Canadian city where mobile video is at its best is none other than the eponymous capital of Quebec. In our analysis of Video Experience in Canada's 10 largest cities, Opensignal found Quebec City...

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Germany and the UK can't wait for 5G to improve the mobile network experience

Posted on March 14, 2019 by Peter Boyland

There's been a fair bit in the press recently about the decline of Northwest Europe's traditional mobile powerhouses. In particular, leading business groups have singled out Germany and the U.K. as...

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Latency is the new 5G speed battleground which will enable XR and AR

Posted on March 8, 2019 by Ian Fogg

For many kinds of immersive interactive media, mobile download speed is not the only important measure of speed. For mixed or extended reality (XR), augmented reality (AR), 360-degree videos, and...

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Bristol - the UK's fastest city in 4G Download Experience

Posted on March 7, 2019 by Peter Boyland

Bristol has always been a city of explorers. John Cabot and William Weston set sail from the city on their historic voyages to the New World, while the maritime port enjoys a certain ignominy as the...

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Mexico's 3 biggest cities buck the trend of urban 4G inconsistency

Posted on March 6, 2019 by Francesco Rizzato

Opensignal’s latest report on the 5G opportunity highlighted how smartphone users often experience wide fluctuations in 4G Download Speed throughout the day, and that speeds at the quietest hour can...

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Users in Mexico City experience worse 4G speeds during most of the day compared to other cities

Big swings in urban 4G speeds highlight why the US needs 5G

Posted on February 20, 2019 by Kevin Fitchard

Wildly seesawing 4G speeds throughout the day are common in U.S. cities. Over a 24-hour period consumers in major metro areas will often see their 4G Download Speeds drop by 20 Mbps or more as...

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Big swings in urban 4G speeds highlight why the US needs 5G