The U.S. is one of the leading 5G markets globally with users on different U.S. operators enjoying extremely fast 5G speeds or sizable amounts of time connected to 5G technology.
Opensignal’s latest analysis demonstrates that 5G greatly improves the real-world speeds that users experience. And, even more significantly, 5G offers faster average download speeds than Wifi in seven out of eight leading 5G countries.
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.
In Opensignal’s latest 5G analysis we found all ten operators saw much faster speeds for their users on 5G compared with 4G, with speeds between 18.4 times and 1.7 times faster on 5G. Understanding the extent to which 5G improves the mobile experience is critical both for consumers considering upgrading to 5G and also for the mobile industry that’s planning how quickly to invest in 5G.
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Telus is the operator to beat in Canada. In this report, Telus won four of our awards outright and tied for two others.
Telstra wins the 5G Download Speed award, but Optus and Telstra tie on 5G Availability.
Opensignal analyzed the spectrum position of Thailand’s three national operators — DTAC, AIS and TrueMove H — before and after the auction of the 5G spectrum to understand how the deployment of this new spectrum will affect mobile network experience in the country,
Cellcard comes first for mobile gaming and Metfone jumps from last to first place for Voice App Experience.
Banglalink comes first for mobile gaming and Bangladesh’s operators have made great strides on 4G Availability.
Ahead of Opensignal's upcoming report into Canadians' national mobile network experience, for the first time we are publishing an analysis of how the mobile experience varies across Canada's major provinces.