Category Archives: Comparing Coverage

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┬áto 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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Announcing the publication of our global 4G LTE report

We’ve just released our report on the global state of 4G LTE, which we’ve been working on for quite a while. The full report is available here, but we thought we’d summarise a few of our findings in a short … Continue reading

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Preliminary Results of our Global LTE Speed Test

As the end of 2012 approaches we are able to publish a preliminary set of findings from our global 4G speed test – focussing just on LTE. This test aggregates 130,000 network speed tests run by OpenSignal users across ┬áspecific … Continue reading

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iPhone 4S: What’s the best carrier for you?

We’ve done a study on some of the speedtest data sent by the app to work out which carrier is fastest for the iPhone 4S. The full report is here. We drilled down to the carriers and network types supported … Continue reading

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Progress of AT&T’s LTE testing & new LTE devices spotted

We’ve got data from several different locations and several different devices showing the progress of AT&T’s testing of 4G networks The dataset is very small, but we can say that the network is looking fast so far: Download speed (kbps) … Continue reading

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