According to Opensignal’s comparative analysis of trends of mobile data consumption recorded by smartphone users in Southeast Asia, Malaysia showed a remarkable increase in mobile data usage between January 2020 and February 2021 - higher than other countries in the region.
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Opensignal looked at Singapore’s broadband market and analyzed our users’ real-world experience when they connected using a selection of the country’s major Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
Opensignal has compared the mobile network experience of its Singaporean users with that in five other major cities in the Asia Pacific region — Hong Kong, Seoul, Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo — over the 90 days prior to the launch of 5G in their respective countries or territories. Singapore placed joint second for Video Experience, came third for Download Speed Experience, ranked second for Upload Speed Experience and placed joint third for 4G Availability.
Singtel and StarHub’s users’ download speeds are more than double those of TPG. In addition, Singtel continues to win the most awards.
Globally, operators report mobile data use is increasing dramatically but Opensignal’s analytics demonstrate that despite these challenges the mobile experience is holding up well. Opensignal has seen only relatively small changes in users’ 4G Download Speeds in some countries, and none at all in other countries.
Opensignal has analyzed how three measures of the mobile user experience vary between international roamers from Singapore and domestic users in Malaysia.
We found a strong correlation between mobile Download Speed Experience and the GDP per capita of countries across southeast and south Asia. Our approach revealed a completely different landscape compared with looking at Download Speed Experience, Games Experience or other measures of mobile network experience in isolation.