In this report all four Polish mobile network operators end with similarly-sized award hauls. Plus ends with three outright wins while Orange, Play and T-Mobile all secure two sole victories each.
In the third 5G Global Mobile Network Experience Awards report, Opensignal once again compares operators from around the world to recognize those on which our users had the best 5G experience.
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South Korea’s leadership position in 5G experience is at risk as other markets deploy mmWave 5G ahead of South Korea. While South Koreans enjoy the fastest overall 5G download and upload speeds in the world, and spend the second highest time with a 5G connection — called 5G Availability — other markets are enjoying a further greater experience boost from mmWave 5G.
The 5G experience continues to evolve. More markets are launching 5G. More spectrum is becoming available and that additional spectrum is boosting capacity and improving users’ experience with faster speeds, and a better video and gaming experience. In this latest global 5G benchmark, Opensignal quantifies how the real-world 5G experience compares.
In this new analysis, Opensignal investigates how the sudden influx of Ukrainian refugees in February and March 2022 impacted Polish mobile networks. We observed a clear drop in 4G Download Speed in the first few weeks following the Russian invasion, although Polish mobile networks seemed to have regained their resilience a year later.
In Opensignal's latest Poland Mobile Network Experience report, we observe several changes in the awards table since the November 2022 report, as Polish operators claim nine awards outright, compared to only three previously.
Poland compares poorly with other Central and Eastern markets for 5G experience. For 5G Video Experience, 5G Download Speed, and 5G Upload Speed Poland has the lowest average score out of the eight markets. Remarkably, the 5G download and upload speeds experienced by our Polish users are much slower — average 5G download speeds are just 77.8Mbps — than in other nearby international markets. Poland’s challenge is the small amount of new spectrum suitable for 5G services that is available for Polish operators. However, Polish 5G users spend more time connected to 5G services than some of their CEE counterparts.
In an industry first, Opensignal examines the Live Video Experience of mobile users across more than 100 global markets.
In the fourth Global Mobile Network Experience Awards report, Opensignal once again directly compares operators from around the world to recognize those on which our users had the best mobile experience. We have added two more measures of the mobile experience: Excellent Consistent Quality and Core Consistent Quality.