Opensignal Insights

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

Breaking the myth: fast download speed is not equal to good video experience in the US

Posted on October 11, 2019 by Francesco Rizzato

Ever since smartphone users started consuming video on their phones, it’s become a common assumption that fast download speeds translate to a good mobile video experience. While speed is certainly an...

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Faster speed does not always mean better Video Experience

The difference between Australian rural and urban mobile network experience

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Ian Fogg

Opensignal’s latest analysis of Australian’s mobile network experience reveals striking differences in the experience of our users across the breadth of the country using the three major operators:...

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Switzerland’s topography hardly impacts mobile experience

Posted on October 9, 2019 by Francesco Rizzato

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...

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Mobile experience in Switzerland, by geographic area

The state of rural Canada’s Mobile Network Experience

Posted on September 25, 2019 by David Nedescu

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...

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Mobile Experience in Rural USA - An Operator Comparison

Posted on September 24, 2019 by Francesco Rizzato

U.S. mobile operators are launching 5G networks in a multitude of cities, with urban smartphone users now experiencing some of the fastest real-world mobile download speeds to date to build on the...

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Mobile Experience in the rural US

5G users now experience max download speeds over 1000 Mbps in 4 countries

Posted on September 13, 2019 by Ian Fogg

As more operators in more countries launch 5G services, Opensignal has again analyzed the maximum speed that our 5G smartphone users have experienced, updating our previous analysis of 5G maximum...

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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.

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