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Despite interference concerns, 5G already offers a better user experience at the busiest US airports

By Robert Wyrzykowski, June 2022

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.

Benchmarking the Global 5G Experience — June 2022

By Ian Fogg, June 2022

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.

5G beats Public Wifi for gaming as well as speed

By Ian Fogg, May 2022

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.

Analyzing mobile experience at NHL arenas across Canada and the US

By Francesco Rizzato, April 2022

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.

Quantifying the impact of C-band on 5G mobile experience in the US

By Francesco Rizzato, March 2022

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.

The Smartphone Experience Shift from 4G to 5G

By Ian Fogg, March 2022

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.

How the 5G experience has improved across 50 US states and 300 cities

By Francesco Rizzato, March 2022

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.