OpenSignal recently published its first State of Mobile Video report, which analyzed how consumers experienced video over mobile networks in 69 countries around the world. Now we’re drilling down into the specifics of various regions, starting first with the Americas. We found that compared to Europe, the Americas didn’t rate as highly on our video scale. While the video experience in North and South American countries is by no means bad, there is definitely room for improvement.
Our first-of-its-kind video experience analysis calculates a score from 0 to 100 with 100 being the best video experience possible. None of the North or South American countries we examined were among the 11 elite countries with scores in the Very Good (65-75) range. In fact, only two countries in the New World, Canada and Bolivia, rated a Good score (55-65), The rest landed in the Fair (40-55) category, where the typical video experience is characterized by long loading times and frequent stalling at high resolutions, but better quality at low resolutions. (For more details on video experience see this blog post.)