In this report it is clear that 5G is having a large impact on the overall experience scores. For example, T-Mobile now wins the Download Speed Experience award — fuelled by the progress it made during 2021 in 5G Download Speed.
In the third 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.
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For a long time, users have assumed that Wifi always offers a superior experience to cellular connectivity, when using the Internet on mobile devices, either at home or in public places.
Opensignal data shows that users at NHL arenas in both Canada and the U.S. had a significantly better experience when connected to 5G compared to the overall experience of all users at those venues. But our data also shows that users’ experience varied depending on their choice of carrier.
Opensignal took its first look at the impact of AT&T and Verizon’s C-band launches on the 5G mobile experience as we analyzed the 5G speeds seen on the U.S. carriers when connected to mid-band 5G spectrum, using T-Mobile’s 5G experience on the 2.5 GHz band for comparison.
To understand why wireless operators — and the smartphone makers that supply them — are keen to switch users from older 4G-only smartphone models to 5G capable versions, Opensignal has analyzed the real-world smartphone experience of 4G and 5G smartphones.
The 5G experience is changing rapidly in the U.S. as wireless carriers build out their 5G networks and expand the use of new 5G spectrum bands. In this insight we quantify how the 5G experience has changed compared to six-months ago across all 50 U.S. states and 300 cities.
During 2022, 5G will start to become the mainstay of the mobile experience in many markets. In others, the 5G journey is starting, but 5G offers the promise of a significantly superior experience. Here, Opensignal's quantifies the current 5G experience.