Opensignal Insights

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

Chennai Kings of Video Load Time in India IPL Cities

Posted on May 9, 2019

The 2019 season of the Indian Premier League comes to a close this month, as millions of cricket fans across the globe will be glued to their screens to see which team comes out victorious. But in...

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Java's cities are falling behind their provincial counterparts in Indonesian mobile broadband speeds

Posted on May 7, 2019

Java may be the political, population and economic center of Indonesia, but in mobile broadband speed, Java looks rather provincial, according to Opensignal's analysis of 44 of the largest cities in...

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One Brazilian host city is better prepared than others to stream the Copa América to mobile phones

Posted on May 2, 2019

Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã or São Paulo's Morumbi may be the premier stadiums for this year's Copa América, but when it comes to streaming the actual matches of Latin America's biggest football event...

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Rio de Janeiro: 4G Availability surges thanks to 700 MHz rollout

Posted on April 16, 2019

The infusion of the 700 MHz airwaves into operators’ 4G networks produced visible improvements in the national scores of our latest Brazil report as operators activated the new frequency band across...

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4G Availability in Rio de Janeiro has increased its reach since operators activated the 700 MHz band in June 2018

South Africa’s smartphone users experience faster download speeds on mobile than Wifi

Posted on April 11, 2019

Opensignal analyzed the download speeds that South African users experience when they connect to mobile networks compared to Wifi, and found that cellular technology provided faster download speeds...

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South Africa's smartphone users experience faster download speeds over cellular than Wifi at all hours of the day

Smartphone users’ daytime experience depends on their choice of operator in Santiago

Posted on April 4, 2019

Opensignal analyzed the fluctuations in 4G Download Speeds that our users in Santiago experienced throughout the day across different mobile operators. We found that, while all operators provided a...

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Santiago:4G Download Speed fluctuations throughout the day, by operator

New Jersey offers the best video experience in the lower 48 US states

Posted: Dec 13, 2018

A few weeks ago, we examined how the lower-48 states in the U.S. stacked up in terms of overall speed, and we discovered an interesting pattern: The states with fastest download speeds were largely concentrated on the Eastern Seaboard along the Boston-to-D.C. corridor. Today we’re taking another look at our state map, but this time we’re examining the video experience offered in each state. And again, we find a similar pattern.

Singapore’s secret mobile broadband weapon: Latency

Posted: Dec 12, 2018

When it comes to download and upload speeds, few countries can match the raw power of Singapore’s LTE networks. But Singapore doesn’t just shine in connection throughput. It’s also a global leader in latency, which is effectively the response time of a network. The lower latency is on a network, the better experience you’ll receive on a host of mobile applications and services, from web browsing to voice over IP to real-time multiplayer gaming.

Multiple operators across the globe hit simultaneously by Ericsson network outage

Posted: Dec 11, 2018

OpenSignal has identified that December 6th’s mobile network outage hit multiple operators at the same time across the globe.

Analyzing availability data for 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies across hundreds of networks, we found three operators where smartphone users experienced a significant and sudden drop in LTE availability: Mobifone in Vietnam; SoftBank in Japan; and O2 in the UK.

Maxis leads in Malaysia peak download speeds — but Celcom is close behind

Posted: Dec 11, 2018

Not all LTE networks are created equal, and few countries exemplify that maxim more than Malaysia. In OpenSignal’s analysis of peak download speeds in Malaysia, we found that there were vastly different capabilities across the six major operators’ networks. The fastest 4G peak speeds we measured were well over 70 Mbps, while the slowest were under 25 Mbps.

Movistar and Vodafone tied in our Spain 4G peak speed analysis

Posted: Dec 06, 2018

When it comes to mobile network speeds in Spain, it was something of a two-horse race in our last State of Mobile Networks report. Movistar won our 3G download speed award, Vodafone took both overall speed and 4G upload — but the two drew for our coveted 4G download speed prize. So we drilled down a bit deeper into our 4G download data by looking at their peak speeds, where we discovered another tie between these fierce Iberian rivals.

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.

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