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.
One year on from the first launch of 5G services for smartphone users back in April 2019, Opensignal looks at what’s changed across 100 countries globally on six different measures of the mobile network experience, including upload and download speed, video, voice and games experience, along with the percentage of time that 4G users spent connected to a 4G network (4G Availability).
With video games now the biggest form of entertainment (thanks in part to breakout games like Fortnite) and the smartphone becoming increasing the device of choice, gamers’ mobile connections have a great deal of impact on their playing experience. To quantify this, Opensignal has developed a first of a kind metric and used it to rank the world’s top 100 countries for mobile Games Experience.
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Claro took home awards for two out of our three metrics which assess our users’ subjective mobile experience — Games Experience and Voice App Experience — while Personal has pushed past the 90% mark for 4G Availability.
While the country is making strides to embark on the 5G journey, Opensignal used real-world data to compare the experience of our users on Turkey’s three national operators across our six key award metrics. The existing networks play a key role now and will be an essential foundation for the smooth transition to next generation 5G networks.
Video streaming on both global and local platforms has been expanding across the country. But how good is the video streaming experience on Indonesian mobile networks?
A quick look at our latest awards table and it's very clear that one operator is dominating the mobile network experience in Switzerland.
Our MegaFon users observed an average download speed of 19.7 Mbps, a remarkable 6.5 Mbps faster than the speeds seen by their MTS and Beeline counterparts and 7.8 Mbps faster than the average speeds enjoyed by users on Tele2’s network.
Rural users in Canada on the networks of Telus, Bell Mobility and Rogers have download speeds that surpass those experienced by users in most countries around the globe.