Category Archives: Mobile Trends

US LTE performance: T-Mobile fastest, Verizon best coverage

Yesterday we released a report into the state of LTE in the US, with a particular focus on how network performance changes over time. Mobile networks in the United States have been under particular scrutiny lately, with Verizon and T-Mobile … Continue reading

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LTE Latency: How does it compare to other technologies?

We recently published a report onto the state of global LTE, which compared the performance of mobile networks using two chief metrics: ‘time on’ LTE and average download speed. One of the things we looked at was how LTE download … Continue reading

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What did one snowman say to the other one?

It’s that time of year again, the OpenSignal Christmas is upon us. The wine is mulling, the Christmas jumpers are on and the tinsel is in Brendan’s hair (all photos destroyed). So, as ever, I decided to plunge into our … Continue reading

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A glance at the Ofcom infrastructure report

Last week Ofcom put out a report on the state of communications infrastructure in the United Kingdom. From a wireless networks perspective the report unsurprisingly emphasised the spread of 4G LTE as the most significant development in the UK communications … Continue reading

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Solar Interference: the cause of dropped calls?

Dropped calls are a major problem for cell phone users. An in-app survey we carried out 6 months ago showed that half of US cell phone users reported dropped calls as a problem with their mobile network. Many a mobile … Continue reading

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How do the ‘Big 4’ compare for LTE in the biggest US cities?

T-Mobile CEO John Legere unveiled plans yesterday to abolish roaming charges for US users. This is fantastic news for consumers (and something that has needed to come for a while) and shows that Legere isn’t running out of exciting ideas … Continue reading

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PotterMad: Harry Potter Themed WiFi Names

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. J.K. Rowling has announced that she is writing the screenplay for a film based, in its entirety, on ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’. For those who are not familiar with … Continue reading

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Which is the second most popular operating system in Latin America?

Ok – we’ve got a question for you. What’s the second most popular operating system in Latin America? As the roulette wheel of your brain spins between iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone and (maybe?) Symbian, we’ll go and make a cup … Continue reading

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Android Fragmentation: why it matters (and also doesn’t)

It has been almost a month since we published our report on Android Fragmentation – and the responses to it have been almost overwhelming. The report was liked 4,000 times on Facebook, generated almost 3,500 tweets and was given great … Continue reading

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The 10 strangest named Android devices

This afternoon we published a report into the positive and negative sides of Android fragmentation. In total we saw 11,898 distinct devices (compared with last year’s number of 3,997), with 47.5% of them being Samsung-made. One of our favourite things … Continue reading

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