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

The winner of the Opensignal Copa América hails from outside South America

Posted on June 18, 2019 by Kevin Fitchard

Kevin Fitchard, Principal AnalystIn the 103-year history of the Copa América, no team outside of CONMEBOL has won South America's most prestigious national football tournament, despite the fact that...

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

Posted on June 13, 2019 by Francesco Rizzato

Francesco Rizzato, Senior Technical AnalystIn 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...

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Germany's smartphone users living in rural districts experience lower 4G Availability

Cyclone Fani’s impact on India’s mobile networks lasted three weeks

Posted on June 12, 2019 by Francesco Rizzato

Francesco Rizzato, Senior Technical AnalystOn Friday 3 May, Eastern India was battered by Cyclone Fani, one of the strongest storms to hit the country in the last 20 years. The cyclone made landfall...

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Cyclone Fani's impact on access to 3G and 4G networks in India

Canada's 4G networks are well prepared for the 5G revolution

Posted on June 7, 2019 by Kevin Fitchard

Canada may not be moving as quickly as its larger neighbor to the south in rolling out 5G, but given the power of its 4G networks, Canada isn't likely feeling the same pressure as the U.S. to move to...

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Mobile download speeds in Seoul are 41% faster than Singapore or Sydney

Posted on June 4, 2019 by Ian Fogg

Ian Fogg, VP AnalysisSmartphone users in Seoul experience the fastest speeds in any of the Asia Pacific cities we analyzed. Seoul’s Download Speed Experience score of 56.3 Mbps was an astonishing 41...

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

Posted on May 31, 2019 by Ian Fogg

Ian Fogg, VP AnalysisIn 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...

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