Opensignal Insights

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

Hyderabad is India's top student city for Time on Wifi

Posted on July 17, 2019

The month of July sees millions of students heading to India's universities to continue their education, spread their wings and meet new friends. The proliferation of cheap mobile data plans in...

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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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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.

Philippines mobile Video Experience: a big gap between operators

Posted: Mar 21, 2019

Opensignal’s latest report on the Philippines has highlighted how Smart closed the 4G Availability gap with the other incumbent, Globe. Smart and Globe tied for our 4G Availability award, both with scores passing the 70% mark, meaning our users with a 4G device and subscription were able to connect to an LTE network in 7 out of 10 attempts. But did that also mean smartphone users could enjoy seamless mobile experiences, regardless of their network provider? Well, not really.

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

Posted: Mar 20, 2019

Spectrum holdings are a key determining factor of the mobile experience operators can deliver to their customers. This is why spectrum auctions are pivotal moments in the telecom industry which can dramatically change the service quality operators will be able to provide for years to come. In fact, the quality of the mobile experiences varies greatly depending on the frequency band users connect to. Higher frequency bands allow for more users to enjoy faster connections, while lower frequency bands cover wider areas but deliver, on average, lower speeds.