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

Operators’ spectrum use helps explain UK users’ 4G Download Speeds

Posted on May 14, 2019 by Francesco Rizzato

Francesco Rizzato, Senior Technical AnalystIn Opensignal’s latest U.K. national report we observed that users experienced widely different 4G Download Speeds on the four major mobile networks. EE led...

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Distribution of 4G Download Speed Experience, by UK operator

Latin American cities’ 4G Download Speeds vary significantly round-the-clock

Posted on May 13, 2019 by Hardik Khatri

Hardik Khatri, Technical AnalystOpensignal has analyzed 4G Download Speeds experienced by our users on smartphones across six of the largest cities in Latin America: Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Lima,...

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Chennai Kings of Video Load Time in India IPL Cities

Posted on May 9, 2019 by Peter Boyland

Peter Boyland, Senior AnalystThe 2019 season of the Indian Premier League comes to a close this month, as millions of cricket fans across the globe will be glued to their screens to see which team...

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

Posted on May 7, 2019 by Kevin Fitchard

Kevin Fitchard, Principal AnalystJava may be the political, population and economic center of Indonesia, but in mobile broadband speed, Java looks rather provincial, according to Opensignal's...

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

Posted on May 2, 2019 by Kevin Fitchard

Kevin Fitchard, Principal AnalystRio 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...

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Rio de Janeiro: 4G Availability surges thanks to 700 MHz rollout

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Francesco Rizzato

Francesco Rizzato, Senior Technical AnalystThe infusion of the 700 MHz airwaves into operators’ 4G networks produced visible improvements in the national scores of our latest Brazil report as...

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4G Availability in Rio de Janeiro has increased its reach since operators activated the 700 MHz band in June 2018

Amsterdam tops Europe's rugby cities for 4G video loading

Posted: Jan 31, 2019

Peter Boyland, Senior Analyst

This month sees the start of the 6 Nations rugby championship — one of the oldest competitions in the sport featuring the cream of European rugby union. And from the moment these games kick off, there will be millions of fans looking to stream live video feeds and highlights to their mobile phones across the continent. But how many of these fans wanting to see the top tries and tackles will be frustrated by waiting for their mobile videos to load?

The Race for Network Leadership is Heating Up in Opensignal’s latest U.S. Mobile Network Experience Report

Posted: Jan 24, 2019

Today marks the seventh time we release our semi-annual industry report on the state of mobile networks in the U.S. And what a report it is!

We’ve seen major moves from Verizon (winning 3 out of 5 awards) with T-Mobile hot on their heels and AT&T and Sprint playing catch up. Video is an important new addition to our U.S. report -- with US operators improving but still behind when compared to their global neighbors. And while everyone is talking 5G, 4G availability in the U.S. is at an all-time high, as more mobile users are able to connect to LTE signals than ever before.

India's 4G download speeds are up to 4.5 times faster at night

Posted: Jan 23, 2019

Francesco Rizzato, Senior Technical Analyst

OpenSignal has measured 4G download speeds across 20 of India's largest cities and observed that smartphone users experience varying speeds depending on the city they live in: while Navi Mumbai scored 8.1 Mbps in average LTE download speed in our measurements, Allahabad came last with an average of 4.0 Mbps – half the speed.