Opensignal Insights

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

TPG launches disruptive mobile service in Singapore but lags on mobile experience

Posted on July 11, 2019

Mobile competition is heating up in Singapore because of new entrant TPG aiming to compete with established leaders M1, Singtel and Starhub, which we analyzed in our recent Singapore report. What is...

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South Africa leads the continent in mobile network experience

Posted on July 9, 2019

Opensignal's recent State of Mobile Network Experience report ranked 87 of the world's mobile nations across our key metrics, with the usual suspects – Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore...

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5G boosts the maximum real-world download speed by up to 2.7 times 4G users’ top speeds

Posted on July 8, 2019

In Opensignal’s latest analysis of 5G, we've looked at the maximum real-world speeds seen in eight countries which have launched 5G services. The maximum download speeds smartphone users see are much...

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Smartphone users in Melbourne and Sydney experience 4G Download Speeds 15 Mbps slower during busy times

Posted on July 5, 2019

Opensignal analyzed 4G Download Speeds experienced by our users in Australia’s two most populous cities — Melbourne and Sydney. We noticed a consistent trend in both cities: our users on all three of...

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Cricket fans at this summer's World Cup can expect a Very Good Video Experience

Posted on July 3, 2019

Millions of sports fans are flocking to the Cricket World Cup in England and Wales this summer for six weeks of the best ODI action. And a lot of these supporters will be watching the highlights of...

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The fastest cities in Mexico for mobile broadband are in the north

Posted on June 27, 2019

The city of Chihuahua has quite the namesake. It lends its name not only to the famous breed of miniature dog known for its outsized bark but also to the popular semi-soft cheese that originates from...

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Java's cities are falling behind their provincial counterparts in Indonesian mobile broadband speeds

Posted: May 07, 2019

Java may be the political, population and economic center of Indonesia, but in mobile broadband speed, Java looks rather provincial, according to Opensignal's analysis of 44 of the largest cities in the country. In fact, to find the fastest download and upload speeds, you have to look to the far corners of Indonesia, to cities where you wouldn't expect to find the most advanced mobile networks.

One Brazilian host city is better prepared than others to stream the Copa América to mobile phones

Posted: May 02, 2019

Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã or São Paulo's Morumbi may be the premier stadiums for this year's Copa América, but when it comes to streaming the actual matches of Latin America's biggest football event to mobile phones, one host city has beaten both Rio and São Paulo — Porto Alegre. In our analysis of the five Brazilan cities hosting Copa América matches, we found that Porto Alegre scored highest in Opensignal's Video Experience metric.

South Africa’s smartphone users experience faster download speeds on mobile than Wifi

Posted: Apr 11, 2019

Opensignal analyzed the download speeds that South African users experience when they connect to mobile networks compared to Wifi, and found that cellular technology provided faster download speeds at all times of the day. Opensignal's data shows our smartphone users on average enjoy 14.8 Mbps in download speed when they access the internet using cellular networks — which we measured by looking at all 3G and 4G readings — but only 8.8 Mbps in download speed when connected to Wifi.


Dhanbad: India's hottest city for 4G Availability

Posted: Mar 28, 2019

The city of Dhanbad is known as the coal capital of India, and is headquarters of some of the country's biggest coking companies in the mineral-rich Jharkhand state. And now Dhanbad is on fire as Opensignal's hottest city for 4G Availability.