In Opensignal's first 5G Experience Report on Switzerland, Sunrise dominates the awards table. The operator wins both 5G speeds awards outright and shares the victory with Salt for the three experiential awards. However, Swisscom wins the two measures of the extent of 5G, which means our Swisscom users were able to connect to 5G more frequently and in more places than those on its competitors’ networks.
With the autumn smartphone upgrade cycle about to start, with the recent launch of new Samsung foldable models and the new iPhone, many mobile users will be considering purchasing their first 5G phone. Opensignal has again looked at the 5G experience to see how it compares globally
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As more EMEA operators deploy higher speed 5G in more locations we will see the 5G experience improve significantly. The wide differences in 5G experience indicate how much there is still to do. But already, 5G download speeds are considerably faster than 4G, and 5G offers an improved mobile video streaming experience.
Opensignal has analyzed 30 countries in Europe and 18 in the Middle East and Africa in our first mobile Group Video Calling Experience report for the MENA region. In Europe, the Netherlands turned out to be the unchallenged winner, with an astounding score of 92.4 points.
Salt catches up with Sunrise on download speeds but Sunrise draws level with Salt on upload speeds.
The merger of Sunrise and UPC Suisse (UPC) will have far-reaching implications for Switzerland’s telecommunications landscape. Opensignal has assessed the proportion of users for each of Sunrise’s mobile operator rivals that used UPC as their internet service provider (ISP). We have found that a significant majority of our users who used UPC as their ISP relied on operators that are not UPC or Sunrise (or the latter’s sub-brands) for their mobile connectivity.
Cities have a significantly better 5G experience than the national 5G results. For example, users in the city of Jeonju in South Korea have a 5G Download Speed of 415.6 Mbps which is 15% faster than South Korea's overall result.
Last year, to celebrate Opensignal’s 10th anniversary, we ranked the world's operators using our leading measures of the real-world mobile network experience. It was so well received that we’ve chosen to publish the awards again.