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.
In the world of telecoms, 2019 will probably be remembered as the year 5G got serious. So what can we expect from the next generation, and the rest of the mobile world, in 2020?
Spectrum is the oil of the wireless industry.
Voice apps offer flexibility across a number of devices and networks, and have soared in popularity as smartphones become more and more ubiquitous.But what's the mobile user experience like on these voice apps on today's mobile networks?
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While users on Smart scored just slightly higher than Globe for 4G Availability across rural and urban areas, the Download Speed Experience of our Filipino users is very polarized. Our rural users on Smart enjoyed a faster speed than Globe in all but three regions — Central Luzon, Central Visayas, and BARMM — where they tied.
Today, 81% of Brazil’s population is actively engaged on social media spending approximately three and a half hours on social platforms every day. With this increasing popularity in social media usage, Brazillian users now engage in activities such as sharing media content, online gaming and video chatting more often than ever. In order to understand the true user experience while upstreaming, Opensignal analyzed 4G Upload Speeds in the 12 largest cities of Brazil and found that upload speeds vary depending on the time of day.
Mobile experience is heavily influenced by whether a user can access 4G at any time. In Peru, 4G Availability is seen to vary by region, ranging from as little as 68.1 in Pasco, to as high as 88.2 in Callao.
Fierce competition in this report sees users’ mobile Video Experience jump by between 3.8 and 4 points on Opensignal’s one hundred point scale.
In our recent analyses of global mobile networks, we've seen a pretty wide range of user experiences across Europe. This is to be expected, since the continent is home to some of the most advanced mobile markets in the world, as well as some nations that are still moving towards mobile maturity. How do the mature markets of Central Europe's Germanic heartland — the DACH states — compare?
Following a fairly mixed awards table in our last report, it's clear that one operator has pulled ahead of the pack in our latest examination of the Swiss mobile network experience. Swisscom won four awards outright and drew for a further two, as the operator grabbed our Video and Upload Speed Experience medals.