At the dawn of 5G, there are still a significant number of U.S. users on 3G networks that have never even connected to a 4G network. Opensignal investigates the reasons.
PredictionsIn the 2020 presidential election, users in Democrat states will have a better mobile experience than those in GOP statesSpectrum constraints will make it difficult for the U.S.
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Opensignal analyzed smartphone users’ mobile experience in the 50 states, and found there remains a gap between what our urban and rural users experience. However, this urban-rural mobile experience divide varies widely across states, with rural users from the East Coast sometimes enjoying a better experience than urban users in some West and Mountain states.
While speed is certainly an indicator of video experience, it is not the only factor to determine the quality of video we see. In this analysis, we took a closer look at the regional scores of the four major U.S. networks from our latest U.S. country report, and observed that across 59 metropolitan areas, operators ranked differently in Video Experience and Download Speed Experience in all but one city.
Voice apps offer flexibility across a number of devices and networks, and have soared in popularity as smartphones become more and more ubiquitous.But what's the mobile user experience like on these voice apps on today's mobile networks?
U.S. mobile operators are launching 5G networks in a multitude of cities, with urban smartphone users now experiencing some of the fastest real-world mobile download speeds to date to build on the existing state of U.S. mobile experience.
As more operators in more countries launch 5G services, Opensignal has again analyzed the maximum speed that our 5G smartphone users have experienced, updating our previous analysis of 5G maximum speeds.
The type of smartphone model affects the quality of mobile network experience that users receive. Newer models, and those with higher LTE Category support more of the mobile carriers’ network features, which is likely to enable higher download speeds.