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Benchmarking the Global 5G Experience — June 2023

By Ian Fogg, June 2023

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.

South African networks see the worst 4G signal strength but fastest 4G download speeds at night

By Robert Wyrzykowski, May 2023

Opensignal analyzed how energy usage changes on South African networks throughout the day. We observe that South African operators use less spectrum and carrier bands at night, while the 4G signal strength is also the weakest at night.

South Africa, March 2023, Mobile Network Experience

By Robert Wyrzykowski, March 2023

We observe a two-horse race for mobile network experience awards in South Africa. Vodacom and MTN win seven and five awards outright, respectively, and both operators share two additional trophies together, out of 15 awards available. Telkom secures its only outright win for Availability.

The Live Video Experience in Mobile Sports, News and Game Streaming

By Robert Wyrzykowski, February 2023

In an industry first, Opensignal examines the Live Video Experience of mobile users across more than 100 global markets.

Global Mobile Network Experience Awards 2023

By Sam Fenwick, February 2023

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.

5G GLOBAL MOBILE NETWORK EXPERIENCE AWARDS 2022

By Sam Fenwick, September 2022

In the second 5G 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 5G experience.

Sizing the satellite connectivity opportunity for smartphones

By Ian Fogg, September 2022

Satellite connectivity is coming to smartphones, Apple is adding Emergency SoS using satellites to the iPhone 14 range. Now, Opensignal has analyzed over 100 global markets to understand the extent of the cellular “no signal” problem that mobile users face.