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Rakuten’s improving experience is increasing competitive pressure in Japan

By Ian Fogg, July 2023

Opensignal analyzes how Rakuten’s mobile experience has changed since launch, how widely Rakuten’s network is available, and how Rakuten’s mobile experience has changed and how close it now is to its three established competitors: NTT docomo, KDDI au and SoftBank.

Benchmarking the Global 5G Experience — June 2023

By Ian Fogg, June 2023

The 5G experience continues to evolve. More markets are launching 5G. More spectrum is becoming available and that additional spectrum is boosting capacity and improving users’ experience with faster speeds, and a better video and gaming experience. In this latest global 5G benchmark, Opensignal quantifies how the real-world 5G experience compares.

Poor connectivity damages the mobile app business

By Ian Fogg, May 2023

With poor mobile connectivity, users spend 20% less time in each app session while with poor Wi-Fi it’s an even greater 38% less time. After seven days, app retention rates are 49% lower for users that have seen consistently poor connectivity.

Japan, April 2023, Mobile Network Experience

By Ian Fogg, April 2023

Japan's mobile market continues to move forward. In the six months since the last Opensignal report, the time our users spend connected to 5G — 5G Availability — has increased significantly on three of Japan's operators.

At busy times 5G is more consistent than 4G in Japan

By Ian Fogg, March 2023

In Japan the 5G experience continues to be far superior to older 4G technology. But it’s not only the average experience which is better with 5G, but also the consistency of the mobile experience. At busy times of the day when there are more users awake and more usage of the networks, Opensignal’s latest analysis shows the quality of the 4G experience falls much more than the 5G experience and is more likely to cause users problems.