Opensignal Insights

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

Brazil excels among South America's fastest mobile cities

Posted on September 9, 2019

The South American continent contains some of the largest cities in the world, and these metros are located in some very distinct locations. Rio de Janeiro's sun-drenched beaches are a far cry from...

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Understanding the US smartphone Mobile Network Experience

Posted on September 9, 2019

Key pointsUsers of smartphone models from OnePlus, LG and Samsung experienced the fastest download speeds in the U.S.: OnePlus 7 Pro, LG V35, LG G8, Samsung S10 and S10+ models tied for first place...

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The Smartphone Mobile Network Experience in Germany

Posted on September 9, 2019

The type of smartphone model affects the quality of mobile network experience that users receive. Newer models, and those with higher user equipment LTE Category support more of the mobile carriers’...

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Philippines 4G Download Speeds twice as fast in the capital at congested times

Posted on September 5, 2019

Opensignal analyzed the fluctuations in 4G Download Speeds that our users in the Philippines experienced throughout the day across different regions. We found that, while all users experienced...

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Philippines 4G Download Speed across the day, by region

Malaysia case study: Why fast download speed is not equal to good video experience

Posted on August 27, 2019

It's very common to think that fast download speeds translate to a good mobile video experience, but that’s certainly not the case when we take a deep dive into real-world data. Speed certainly is an...

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Brazil's urban mobile users connect twice as much to 4G

Posted on August 27, 2019

Brazil is showing some keen signs of development — both in its mobile network experience and in its economy as a whole. But South America's largest market still faces a number of challenges as it...

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Brazil's urban mobile users connect twice as much to 4G

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

Posted: Jul 05, 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 the country's main networks — Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone — experienced a wide range of 4G Download Speeds during different hours of the day likely due to congestion, with download speeds decreasing through the day.

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

Posted: Jul 03, 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 their favorite team's best wickets and boundaries on-the-go on their smartphones. But what quality of video streaming can they expect in the U.K.'s cities where all the action is taking place?

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

Posted: Jun 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 the surrounding dairyland. According to Opensignal's latest analysis of the 20 of the largest cities in Mexico, though, Chihuahua could just as well be synonymous with fast mobile broadband speeds. The city topped our chart in Download Speed Experience and was among the fastest in Upload Speed Experience.

Top US summer vacation spots for a great mobile experience

Posted: Jun 26, 2019

As the summer months get into full swing, families across the U.S. are planning their balmy-weather vacations. And regardless of whether you are a seasoned or casual holiday traveller, the smartphone has become a critical tool on any journey to a new locale. The mobile internet helps us plan activities and make reservations. Navigation apps help us find our way from the hotel to points of interest. Our camera phones have replaced the point-and-shooters that were once mainstays on any trip.

5G smartphone users experience 111.8 Mbps average download speed

Posted: Jun 20, 2019

5G is here, but how fast is it? In the first country to see widespread 5G adoption, South Korea, Opensignal’s analytics reveals the average download speed of 5G smartphone owners is 111.8 Mbps or 48% faster than users with comparable recent 4G flagship smartphones1 and 134% higher than other 4G smartphone users. These metrics will likely improve as 5G becomes more mainstream and the early 5G technology matures over the coming months.