Compared to the last report, the balance has significantly shifted in 3’s favor. Users on 3 see the fastest average 5G speeds. Eir wins Upload Speed Experience outright, while 3 takes Download Speed Experience.
In this Opensignal’s fifth Global Awards report, we analyse the difference in the overall experience seen by our users on different operators across the globe.
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Cities have a significantly better 5G experience than the national 5G results. For example, users in the city of Jeonju in South Korea have a 5G Download Speed of 415.6 Mbps which is 15% faster than South Korea's overall result.
3 overtakes Vodafone to win the Download Speed Experience award.
Last year, to celebrate Opensignal’s 10th anniversary, we ranked the world's operators using our leading measures of the real-world mobile network experience. It was so well received that we’ve chosen to publish the awards again.
5G is still near the beginning of its decade-long era. No mobile technology stands still, so we must continue to analyze the real-world experience and see how it changes and improves.
The experience of Irish users differs greatly across the operators with 3 users' experience of 18.2 Mbps in second place, and eir in last place with 15.8 Mbps.
For the very first time Opensignal is providing a comprehensive comparison of mobile network experience globally at the operator-level across five key measures of mobile network experience.
Globally, operators report mobile data use is increasing dramatically but Opensignal’s analytics demonstrate that despite these challenges the mobile experience is holding up well. Opensignal has seen only relatively small changes in users’ 4G Download Speeds in some countries, and none at all in other countries.