Opensignal Insights

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

Understanding why so many German smartphone users are still 3G-only

Posted on November 7, 2019

Opensignal analyzed the mobile experience of our German smartphone users who have never accessed mobile data on a 4G network (we are calling this group of users “3G-only” users in the rest of our...

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Malaysian users in thinly-populated rural areas connect to 4G just 44% of the time

Posted on October 31, 2019

In a strategic position at the heart of South East Asia, Malaysia is among the more urbanized ASEAN countries. After decades of migration from rural and remote areas, more than 70% of its population...

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Comparing users across Singtel group highlights Voice, Video and Download speed differences

Posted on October 31, 2019

Opensignal has analyzed the experience of our users across Singtel group’s mobile operator subsidiaries and regional associates — where Singtel owns a proportion of the company — to see how they...

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In the Philippines, the urban-rural 4G Availability divide varies by region

Posted on October 29, 2019

Being an archipelago comprised of over 7,000 islands whose topography is mostly mountainous, the Philippines can pose a challenge to mobile network operators looking to expand into its rural regions...

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Philippines Download Speed Experience is slower in rural areas because users spend more time on 3G networks

The rollout of 700 MHz spectrum is improving mobile network experience in Brazil

Posted on October 28, 2019

Over the past year, Brazil's operators have begun rolling out 4G networks in the 700 MHz band in earnest. But what's been the impact of this bandwidth bonanza on the mobile network experience in...

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4G Availability improves in Brazils cities

Canada electoral results: How the mobile experience changes across party and location

Posted on October 25, 2019

On the back of the recent 2019 federal election in Canada, Opensignal analyzed our smartphone users’ experience based on the electoral results and found that users on average have a better mobile...

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Switzerland’s topography hardly impacts mobile experience

Posted: Oct 09, 2019

Switzerland is moving fast into the 5G era. Despite the challenges posed by its geography, including two mountain ranges — the Alps and the Jura — which combined cover about 70% of the territory, two mobile operators are aiming for nationwide 5G population coverage by year’s end, and the third will likely launch 5G service soon.

The state of rural Canada’s Mobile Network Experience

Posted: Sep 25, 2019

For the second largest country in the world by land mass, mobile experience in rural areas is a hot topic, particularly when considering the high relative prices that rural Canadians pay for communication services compared to urban Canadians.

Brazil excels among South America's fastest mobile cities

Posted: Sep 09, 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 the sweeping volcano vistas of Quito or the rainforests of Manaus. But just as the urban geography is varied in South America, so is the mobile consumer experience in its biggest cities. Opensignal has examined the download and upload speeds in 25 of South America's largest cities to see how they stacked up.