Opensignal Insights

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

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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Comparing the mobile experience between Germany’s MVNOs and the major operators

Posted on October 25, 2019

 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) rely on a partner's mobile network infrastructure and wireless spectrum to offer services to consumers. For the first time, Opensignal has quantified how the...

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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.

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

Posted: Sep 05, 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 similar speeds at quiet times at night, bigger differences between regions emerged during the day when networks became busy, with our users in Metropolitan Manila — the National Capital Region (NCR) — experiencing significantly faster speeds at congested times.

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

Posted: Aug 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 matures — not least in the vast size of the country and the wide variations in its geography and topology, ranging from large sprawling cities and the mountainous coastal south to the vast forests of the Amazon.

Download speeds are 73% faster in Manila than in Cebu and Davao

Posted: Aug 19, 2019

Users in Manila have a distinct mobile broadband speed advantage over their counterparts in other Filippino cities. In Opensignal's analysis of Download and Upload Speed Experience in five of the Philippines largest cities, we found that Manila beat out Angeles, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu and Davao in both metrics — in many cases by very large margins.