Category Archives: Comparing Coverage

Can T-Mobile become the operator of rural America?

When OpenSignal released its State of Mobile Networks report for the U.S. last month, we noted T-Mobile’s big uptick in LTE coverage — the result of new network investment using new low-band spectrum. Simply put, T-Mobile customers found that they … Continue reading

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5 things to think about when picking your next mobile operator

Editor’s Note: Since publishing this article, we have created an infographic that summarizes these five tips in an easy-to-reference format. You can find the infographic here or at the end of this blog post. Given what I do for a … Continue reading

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LTE network performance – does GDP play a role?

We’re following up on our Q3 State of LTE report by examining our LTE network data against other metrics that we think may explain some of the results we are seeing. On Wednesday, Kevin compared the performance of the first 20 mobile … Continue reading

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Are Rio de Janeiro’s mobile networks ready for the Olympics?

Last month OpenSignal released its State of Mobile Networks for Brazil, but given the 2016 Summer Olympics are less than a year away, we thought it a good idea to drill down into that data to see how the host … Continue reading

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Vodafone ads claiming its voice coverage is “unbeatable” are banned

Vodafone has drawn the ire of the U.K.’s advertising overseers for a marketing campaign that claims the operator is “unbeatable at connecting your calls.” The Advertising Standards Authority on Wednesday ruled that Vodafone had to stop running the web and … Continue reading

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Fi-ve reasons to love Project-Fi

Yesterday, Google announced its plans for a new mobile+internet service which will be available initially on Nexus 6 phones. It’s called Project-Fi. Google is releasing some awesome developments into the telecommunications space – here are the top five takeaways on Project-Fi. Wifi … Continue reading

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Hide Yo Phones, Hide Yo Wives

On a sweltering spring day in southwest Dallas I was standing outside my car, parked on a flat and near-empty stretch of urban road. The sun was quickly drying the cars coming out of the car wash across the street … Continue reading

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Using Big Data

While signal testing my way through Omaha a friend in Kansas City, Missouri got in touch and let me know about KC’s City Camp (Un)Conference, happening that weekend at the Kauffman Foundation. She knew I would be in town and … Continue reading

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The Importance of Outliers

My mission roaming the country checking carrier strength so far has taken me to six large metropolitan areas. I love cities for all they have to offer, and for the purpose of broad data collection they are the most useful; … Continue reading

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Hi, my name’s Gabe and I am over-caffeinated.

Why am I over-caffeinated you might ask? Because I’m teaming up with TechHive and OpenSignal to collect some standardized data across the U.S. of A. Part of that data collection is finding out how well different carriers work in all the … Continue reading

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