While operators have launched commercial 5G services in a number of countries in 2019, the experience of 5G users is still extremely uneven.
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.
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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.
It's still early days for 5G in the U.S., but the groundwork is being laid, and we see plenty of evidence of that planning in our metrics.
In Opensignal’s latest analysis of 5G, we've looked at the maximum real-world speeds seen in eight countries which have launched 5G services.
As the summer months get into full swing, families across the U.S. are planning their balmy-weather vacations.
In the last year, the download speeds experienced by smartphone users in the US have improved little, rising from 17 Mbps to 21.3 Mbps between the first quarter of 2018 and the same period in 2019.
Apple is expected to launch its own video streaming service soon, showing just how important video has become to nearly every facet of the tech and media industries.