5G Availability and 5G Reach are jointly won by 3 and Vodafone.
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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Across all brands we see that the overall speed for 5G devices is significantly higher compared with 4G smartphone models of the same brand.
Opensignal has analyzed data consumption in 20 leading 5G markets and discovered the extent to which 5G users are consuming more data than their 4G peers. We have also analyzed overall data consumption in 65 markets.
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.
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.
Vodafone forces a tie with EE on Games Experience. However, EE's lead on Download Speed Experience has increased by 3.4 Mbps.