Opensignal analyzed our users’ mobile experience on T-Mobile’s network before and after the operator launched its nationwide standalone access (SA) 5G network on August 4, 2020. We then compared our users' mobile experience on T-Mobile's SA and NSA 5G networks.
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Opensignal has analyzed our 5G smartphone users' average mobile data consumption in six leading 5G countries and found that in the month of September 2020, on average, they consumed up to 2.7 times more mobile data compared to 4G users.
Across these 15 countries analyzed, users see 5G download speeds that are 5 to 6 times faster than 4G. In every country 5G is much faster than 4G.
Users on current 5G brands have seen 5G average download speeds between 1.6 and 1.9 times faster than 4G in the U.S. Apple and Google are the last two major U.S. smartphone brands to launch 5G models. The first 5G iPhones will reignite the race to 5G because the iPhone represents about half of the US market.
T-Mobile and Verizon each won three Opensignal awards.
The U.S. is one of the leading 5G markets globally with users on different U.S. operators enjoying extremely fast 5G speeds or sizable amounts of time connected to 5G technology.
In Opensignal’s latest 5G analysis we found all ten operators saw much faster speeds for their users on 5G compared with 4G, with speeds between 18.4 times and 1.7 times faster on 5G. Understanding the extent to which 5G improves the mobile experience is critical both for consumers considering upgrading to 5G and also for the mobile industry that’s planning how quickly to invest in 5G.