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The State of LTE March 2015

This year’s State of LTE report, published today, illustrates that there is a high degree of variation between LTE networks worldwide, both in terms of speed and coverage. While 4G LTE is considerably faster than 3G, it still lags someway … Continue reading

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MWC Ticket giveaway 2015

**Update as of 23 February 2015** We have one more ticket available for MWC! Follow the instructions below to place your bid for the ticket. The winner will be announced tomorrow at noon. At the end of February the OpenSignal … Continue reading

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Meet us at MWC

This year, yet again, OpenSignal will be at Mobile World Congress. The conference in Barcelona is one of the high points of the year for everyone involved in the mobile space and a great space to see the developing trends … Continue reading

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Mobile Sensor Networks: Creating a Social Laboratory

What is a smartphone? That seems like a simple question. On one level a smartphone is a communication device that allows people to communicate with each other, either by text or call, or over the Internet. The focus is always on … Continue reading

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New Report: The Global Prevalence of Dual-SIM Android Devices

Dual-Sim Android devices, we thought, were relatively uncommon. No one at OpenSignal owns a Dual-SIM device, despite being more aware than most about the coverage blackspots that plague every city in the world – including our own office. We had … Continue reading

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As The Customer Sees It: crowdsourcing regional coverage data

Over the past few weeks we at OpenSignal, along with Which?, the consumer advocacy group, have been putting out reports on the state of mobile coverage in the UK. This began in November when we released a report looking at … Continue reading

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The OfCom Mobile Broadband Report: a response

Yesterday OfCom released a report [pdf] on the current state of UK mobile networks – a report similar to ours on the subject from last week, which found that 4G speeds had halved over the past year in the UK. … Continue reading

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Under Pressure: Bringing WeatherSignal to the iPhone

Alright, stop. It’s time to collaborate and listen, OpenSignal are back with a brand new invention. We’re bringing WeatherSignal to the iPhone let that news grab a hold of you tightly, we’ve been working on it hard both daily and … Continue reading

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iPhone Metamorphosis

The most recent iterations of the iPhone bring with them some significant changes to the Apple ecosystem. Every year we release a report into the state of Android fragmentation, a report that heavily emphasises the difference between Android and iOS … Continue reading

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State of US Wi-Fi Report

One of the many interesting datasets collected from users of the OpenSignal app is a large volume of Wi-Fi speedtests. Until now we have rarely looked at our Wi-Fi data for reports or blog posts, but since Wi-Fi is a … Continue reading

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