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5G users on average consume up to 2.7x more mobile data compared to 4G users

By Francesco Rizzato, October 2020

Opensignal has analyzed our 5G smartphone users' average mobile data consumption in six leading 5G countries and found that in the month of September 2020, on average, they consumed up to 2.7 times more mobile data compared to 4G users.

Blog Entry | No | Global, Australia, Germany, Japan, Southkorea, UK, USA | | Francesco Rizzato

Quantifying the real ‘on-net’ Rakuten network experience

By Ian Fogg, October 2020

We see a much better mobile experience when Rakuten users are connected to its own radio network. The average Upload Speed Experience is two and a half times faster on-net than when roaming. We analyze how Rakuten's 'on-net' mobile network experience varies across cities in Japan and what it means for the future.

Blog Entry | No | Global, Japan | | Ian Fogg

JAPAN モバイル・ネットワーク・ユーザー体感レポート 2020年10月

By Ian Fogg, October 2020

2020年初旬に楽天は自社ネットワークを立ち上げました。その結果、Opensignal Japanモバイル・ネットワーク・エクスペリエンス・レポートに楽天を含めたのは初めてです。しかし、その新参入企業を含めたレポートでソフトバンクが9.9Mbps、ドコモが9.5Mbps、そして、auが8.3Mbpsであったのに比較し、楽天ユーザーは11.8Mbpsのアップロード・スピードを目にし定評のある3事業者を上回っています。それは初めての試みとして新規事業者がOpensignal賞を獲得するのは普通の事ではありません。.

Report Page | No | Japan | | Ian Fogg

Japan, October 2020, Mobile Network Experience

By Ian Fogg, October 2020

Earlier in 2020, Rakuten launched its own network, and as a result this is the first time we have included Rakuten in an Opensignal Japan Mobile Network Experience report.

Report Page | No | Japan | | Ian Fogg

Global Mobile Network Experience Awards 2020

By Sam Fenwick, September 2020

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.

Report Page | No | Global, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costarica, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Hongkong, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Newzealand, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudiarabia, Singapore, Southafrica, Southkorea, Spain, Srilanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, Uruguay, Vietnam | | Sam Fenwick

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 | No | Japan | | Ian Fogg