Opensignal Insights

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

Netherlands cities offer a truly outstanding mobile Video Experience

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Peter Boyland

Peter Boyland, Senior AnalystThe exact origins of the name Eindhoven have somewhat been lost in the annals of history. But the popular theory goes that the city name is derived from a contraction of...

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Philippines mobile Video Experience: a big gap between operators

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Francesco Rizzato

Francesco Rizzato, Senior Technical AnalystOpensignal’s latest report on the Philippines has highlighted how Smart closed the 4G Availability gap with the other incumbent, Globe. Smart and Globe tied...

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4G Video Load Times by Operator in the Philippines

Germany: analyzing 4G frequencies to understand the 5G auction

Posted on March 20, 2019 by Francesco Rizzato

Francesco Rizzato, Senior Technical AnalystSpectrum holdings are a key determining factor of the mobile experience operators can deliver to their customers. This is why spectrum auctions are pivotal...

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Germany: 4G Download Speed vary depending on the spectrum band

It takes less than 3 seconds for mobile video to load on Singapore's 4G networks

Posted on March 19, 2019 by Kevin Fitchard

Kevin Fitchard, Principal AnalystIn Opensignal's recent State of Mobile Video report, we lauded Singapore's high achievements in Video Experience. It was one of a handful of countries that earned a...

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Brazil’s operators still far from providing a consistent 4G Download Speed

Posted on March 19, 2019 by Francesco Rizzato

Francesco Rizzato, Senior Technical AnalystIn Opensignal’s latest Brazil Mobile Network Experience report published in January, we recorded steady increases in mobile speeds across all operators,...

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4G Download Speed at the slowest hour in Brazil's largest cities

Movies are just better in French: Quebec has the best Video Experience of the top 10 cities in Canada

Posted on March 14, 2019 by Kevin Fitchard

Kevin Fitchard, Principal AnalystThe Canadian city where mobile video is at its best is none other than the eponymous capital of Quebec. In our analysis of Video Experience in Canada's 10 largest...

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Stuttgart motors into the lead in German cities 4G speeds

Posted: Nov 21, 2018

Stuttgart is often credited as the home of the automobile, and the west German city remains the home of some of Europe's most powerful cars including Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Daimler. But Stuttgart is now showing its power in another sector where speed matters, racing into pole position as OpenSignal's top city in Germany for 4G download and upload.

The Mid-Atlantic is a hot zone for mobile download speed in the US

Posted: Nov 14, 2018

Only one state or commonwealth can claim to have the fastest mobile broadband speeds in the union, and that state is New Jersey. In OpenSignal's analysis of the lower 48, we found that the Garden State outperformed its peers in both our overall speed metrics, with an average download connection of 24.1 Mbps and an average upload connection of 7.1 Mbps.

MTN takes the prize in a close South Africa video experience race

Posted: Nov 13, 2018

OpenSignal's recent report on the South Africa mobile market showed something of a two-horse race. While Vodacom dominated our awards table, taking six out of seven of our mobile experience crowns, MTN won our coveted 4G availability award and came a close second in almost all our other categories. But in our new video experience analysis, MTN didn't have to settle for second in the awards table: it scored a narrow win over Vodacom in our overall video experience measurements.

Europe shone in our mobile video experience analysis – but the winner wasn't who you'd expect

Posted: Oct 23, 2018

Last month, OpenSignal published its inaugural State of Mobile Video report, which analyzed how consumers experienced video over mobile networks in 69 countries around the world. And the headline news is: a European country came top of our analysis. But it wasn't one you would expect. As part of a series of blog posts looking at specific regions we cover, we're now taking an in-depth look at the mobile video experience in Europe, and how the countries fared against each other.

Canada and Bolivia lead the Americas in our video experience analysis

Posted: Oct 16, 2018

OpenSignal recently published its first State of Mobile Video report, which analyzed how consumers experienced video over mobile networks in 69 countries around the world. Now we're drilling down into the specifics of various regions, starting first with the Americas. We found that compared to Europe, the Americas didn't rate as highly on our video scale. While the video experience in North and South American countries is by no means bad, there is definitely room for improvement.