Across these 15 countries analyzed, users see 5G download speeds that are 5 to 6 times faster than 4G. In every country 5G is much faster than 4G.
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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.
In our recent analyses of global mobile networks, we've seen a pretty wide range of user experiences across Europe. This is to be expected, since the continent is home to some of the most advanced mobile markets in the world, as well as some nations that are still moving towards mobile maturity. How do the mature markets of Central Europe's Germanic heartland — the DACH states — compare?
Following a fairly mixed awards table in our last report, it's clear that one operator has pulled ahead of the pack in our latest examination of the Swiss mobile network experience. Swisscom won four awards outright and drew for a further two, as the operator grabbed our Video and Upload Speed Experience medals.
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.
While operators have launched commercial 5G services in a number of countries in 2019, the experience of 5G users is still extremely uneven.
With mobile operators reportedly looking to connect the countryside and mountains with 5G networks, Opensignal analyzed Switzerland users’ existing mobile experience in four different geographical areas. We found limited differences across the four regions, suggesting smartphone users enjoyed a similar experience regardless of the geographical landscape.