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?
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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When it comes to the consumer mobile network experience in Brazil, we’ve seen a two-horse race develop between Claro and TIM since our last report. A quick glance at our latest awards table might give the impression that nothing has changed in the last six months. However, our measurements show notable improvements in several areas, particularly in 4G metrics. The rollout of 4G on the 700 MHz spectrum band in Brazil is having a big impact, as our users on networks that have implemented it are spending more time on 4G and are on average enjoying faster download speeds. We have further seen a cascading effect of this on our Video and Voice App Experience as upload and latency measurements have also improved. And with an upcoming auction of 5G licenses — including more spectrum in the 700 MHz band — we expect the mobile network experience to continue to improve as the market matures.
In our last report, we saw Movistar starting to assert its dominance, but in six months the dynamics in the Colombian mobile network market have changed. Claro bagged four of our national awards, Tigo won our inaugural Voice App Experience award, and Movistar held on to our Video and Latency Experience awards. But far from stagnating, we've seen some very impressive increases in scores across the board, and with MinTIC auctioning the 700MHz, and 2500 MHz bands to upgrade mobile networks from 2G and 3G to 4G technology, and we expect to see further improvements in our upcoming reports.
Taiwanese operators realize the importance of delivering a high-quality Video Experience to their customers.
At the dawn of 5G, there are still a significant number of U.S. users on 3G networks that have never even connected to a 4G network. Opensignal investigates the reasons.
A deeper look into the existing urban-rural disparity to understand our users’ mobile network experience while connecting to 3G and 4G services on Malaysia’s five major operators’ networks — Celcom, DiGi, Maxis, U Mobile, and unifi.