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Why Rakuten’s mobile experience is set to challenge Japan and the world

By Ian Fogg, June 2020

Rakuten is a new challenger operator in Japan that launched on April 8, competing with NTT DoCoMo, KDDI’s au and SoftBank. The company’s CTO, Tareq Amin, has marketed Rakuten’s network technology approach to the mobile industry worldwide. Unlike most existing networks, the company aims to make extensive use of virtualization and containerization throughout its network as well as embrace OpenRAN in its base stations.

Blog Entry | Yes | Japan | | Ian Fogg


By Ian Fogg, June 2020


Blog Entry | No | Japan | | Ian Fogg

モバイル・ネットワーク・エクスペリエンス: 日本 2020 年 4 月

By Ian Fogg, April 2020

モバイル・ビデオ・エクスペリエンスに関するOpensignal独自の計測において、ソフトバンクは、KDDI auのスコア(77.5ポイント)とNTTドコモの(77.0ポイント)をわずかに上回る80.4ポイントのビデオ・エクスペリエンススコアを獲得しました。これらのスコアを獲得した日本の通信事業者は世界トップクラスの評価を受けています。他国の事業者がこのような高いスコアを達成することは稀です.

Report Page | No | Japan | | Ian Fogg

Japan, April 2020, Mobile Network Experience

By Ian Fogg, April 2020

In Opensignal’s unique real-world measure of mobile video experience, SoftBank’s users enjoyed a Video Experience score of 80.4 on our 0-100 point scale, slightly ahead of KDDI au’s score of 77.5 and NTT DoCoMo's 77.0.

Report Page | No | Japan | | Ian Fogg

Mobile Experience during the COVID-19 pandemic: 4G Download Speed

By Francesco Rizzato, Ian Fogg, Sam Fenwick, April 2020

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.

Blog Entry | No | Global, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Costarica, France, Germany, Hongkong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudiarabia, Singapore, Southkorea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, UK, USA, Vietnam | | Francesco Rizzato, Ian Fogg, Sam Fenwick

The State of Mobile Video Experience 2019

By David Nedescu, Ian Fogg, Sue Marek, November 2019

In one year mobile Video Experience has significantly improved in 59% of 100 countries analyzed. But the U.S. is lagging behind on mobile video as carriers face a spectrum crunch. Uniquely, Opensignal tests mobile video streaming at scale and does not estimate video experience based on speed tests or other indirect measurements.

Report Page | No | Global, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costarica, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Hongkong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Saudiarabia, Singapore, Southafrica, Southkorea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, UK, Uruguay, USA, Vietnam, All Countries | | David Nedescu, Ian Fogg, Sue Marek