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Smart users see superior 4G Availability and much faster download speeds in urban & rural areas

By David Nedescu, December 2019

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.

Blog Entry | No | Philippines | | David Nedescu

The State of Mobile Video Experience 2019

By David Nedescu, Ian Fogg, Sue Marek, November 2019

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.

Report Page | Yes | Global, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costarica, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Hongkong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Saudiarabia, Singapore, Southafrica, Southkorea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, UK, Uruguay, USA, Vietnam, All Countries | | David Nedescu, Ian Fogg, Sue Marek

Comparing users across Singtel group highlights Voice, Video and Download speed differences

By Ian Fogg, October 2019

Opensignal has analyzed the experience of our users across Singtel group’s mobile operator subsidiaries and regional associates. We found that while there is a big gap between Singtel's wholly-owned entities in Singapore and Australia (Optus) and the rest in Download Speed Experience, the gap was narrower for both Voice App Experience and Video Experience. 

Blog Entry | No | Australia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand | | Ian Fogg
Philippines Download Speed Experience is slower in rural areas because users spend more time on 3G networks

In the Philippines, the urban-rural 4G Availability divide varies by region

By David Nedescu, October 2019

Opensignal analyzed our users’ mobile experience in the urban and rural areas of the Philippines. We found that our rural users on average experienced 14 percentage points lower 4G Availability than their peers in the urban areas, which dramatically influenced their Download Speed Experience, with rural users having to rely more on 3G networks.

Blog Entry | No | Philippines | | David Nedescu

The State of Mobile Voice App Experience

By Hardik Khatri, Peter Boyland, October 2019

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?

Report Page | Yes | Global, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costarica, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Southafrica, Southkorea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, UK, Uruguay, USA | | Hardik Khatri, Peter Boyland

Philippines, September 2019, Mobile Network Experience

By Peter Boyland, September 2019

We saw a tie for our 4G Availability award for the second report running, with very little light between Globe and Smart's scores.

Report Page | No | Philippines | | Peter Boyland