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Mobile network speeds leaped ahead in 2023, but some markets lag behind

By Andrey Popov, January 2024

Here we review the progression of mobile network user experience that took place over 2023. By examining the Download Speed Experience during the year-end three-month periods of both 2022 and 2023, we have identified a clear positive trend in network performance across the regions of Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa, and the Asia Pacific, which have exacerbated the experience gap seen between markets that existed before.

South Korea, December 2023, Mobile Network Experience

By Sam Fenwick, December 2023

The fastest overall experience in South Korea is with SK telecom, while KT continues to reign supreme for 5G Availability.

Canada struggles in the global 5G race due to insufficient mid-band spectrum

By Robert Wyrzykowski, November 2023

In this new analysis, Opensignal investigates the impact of spectrum bandwidth on the 5G mobile network experience of our Canadian smartphone users, compared to that of users in other OECD markets.

5G GLOBAL MOBILE NETWORK EXPERIENCE AWARDS 2023

By Sam Fenwick, October 2023

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.

Global 5G benchmark: South Korea’s retreat on mmWave threatens its 5G leadership

By Ian Fogg, September 2023

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.

Users should upgrade their iPhone to have the best mobile network experience

By Ian Fogg, September 2023

Even current 5G iPhone users will see an experience boost from switching to a new 5G iPhone — up to 48% faster 5G speeds. iPhone 14 Plus has been more popular than the iPhone Mini in 80% of global markets analyzed. Markets vary in their preference for Pro and large screen iPhones.

More spectrum leads to faster speeds and better video streaming in Asia Pacific

By Robert Wyrzykowski, August 2023

Opensignal data shows that APAC users observe twice or even thrice as fast 4G download speeds and around 50% faster 5G download speeds when there are large amounts of spectrum bandwidth connected compared with low amounts. Video streaming services also benefit from increased spectrum bandwidth — however, the difference is more marked on 4G than 5G.