In this first Opensignal analysis of the fixed broadband experience in the U.S. we have analyzed our users’ real-world experience across six different measures: Broadband Success Rate, Broadband Consistent Quality, Broadband Video Experience, Broadband Download Speed, Broadband Peak Download Speed and Broadband Upload Speed.
In the second 5G 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 5G experience.
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In an industry first, Opensignal has analyzed U.S. users’ mobile experience when they are connected to premium 5G services on the three U.S. carriers: AT&T’s 5G+, T-Mobile’s Ultra Capacity 5G (5G UC) and Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband (5G UW). For this analysis, we refer to these all of these offerings as Enhanced 5G for convenience.
Opensignal takes its first look at our U.S. users’ mobile video experience using Adaptive bitrate streaming (ABR). We found that our users’ on Verizon’s network experienced the best 5G Adaptive video experience ahead of T-Mobile and AT&T.
T-Mobile wins the 5G Download Speed award for the sixth time in a row. However, following the launch of C-band in January 2022, T-Mobile is no longer the only carrier showing big jumps in users’ speeds as we have started to see the impact of C-band deployments on Verizon and AT&T’s results.
T-Mobile leads across most mobile experience categories in the U.S. based on Opensignal’s awards table as it wins six awards outright — all four awards in the Overall Experience section, as well as both Consistent Quality awards.
Despite interference concerns, 5G already offers a better user experience at the busiest US airports
Opensignal looked at the mobile network experience of our users at the 25 busiest airports in the U.S. based on FAA reports, and compared that to national results, to see how users’ 5G mobile experience differed. Opensignal users enjoyed faster overall cellular download speeds and an overall better video streaming experience, compared to the national average. However, users also spent more time without a cellular signal at airports.
In this latest definitive analysis of 5G worldwide leaders, there are many new entrants in the top 15 markets across different measures of 5G mobile network experience compared with the last 5G benchmark.