About OpenSignal: Mission & Vision

Our Mission and Vision

About OpenSignal

OpenSignal is the leading source of insight into the coverage and performance of Mobile Operators worldwide. Our data is crowdsourced by users of the OpenSignal app, downloaded over 15 million times, which constantly monitors the coverage and performance of their mobile connection. We use this data to increase transparency in the wireless industry by publishing reports on the quality of mobile networks, offering unbiased coverage maps and empowering people with the information and tools they need to get better mobile connectivity in a hassle free way.

The OpenSignal App

The OpenSignal app can help you avoid the everyday pain of poor connectivity. It’s a signal-toolkit that can show you how to get a better connection in realtime, find nearby free Wifi hotspots and view real-world coverage maps so that you can be sure that you know which network offers the best coverage and performance in your area. Above all, by using the app, you are contributing data to the community that makes the app better for others helping them to stay in the know when it comes to their signal (and we’ll never ask you for personal information, just your signal stats).

Sensors and our Vision

Beyond signal, the explosion in sensors on mobile phones offers the chance to measure and understand the world in entirely new ways. The latest phones have 15+ sensors that can monitor everything from temperature to the presence of nearby bluetooth beacons. WeatherSignal, from OpenSignal, taps into a dozen different sensors to turn your phone into a personal weather-station and the data collected is being used by researchers to improve on weather forecasting technology. The longer term vision of OpenSignal is to harness the possibilities arise from the billions of sensors now in mobile devices.

Founded in 2010, OpenSignal has partnerships with operators, regulators and other analysts all around the world. Our pioneering technology has won the UKTI SmartUK award and we’re backed by top-tier investors including Qualcomm, Passion Capital and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures.

 

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