Category Archives: Mobile Trends

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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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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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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National Roaming: How much impact would it actually have?

Note: An earlier version of this post contained a graph which contained a small error. It has now been updated This weekend, Sajid Javid, the minister for Culture, Media and Sport announced plans to engage in talks with mobile operators … Continue reading

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UK Roads & Rails

Today we published a report into mobile coverage on UK Roads and Railways,  taking a look at how well served the transport infrastructure of the UK is by mobile connectivity. This is an area that the UK regulator, OfCom, has emphasised … Continue reading

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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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