Author Archives: Kevin Fitchard

Kevin Fitchard is a journalist covering the mobile industry and wireless technology. He most recently wrote for Gigaom.

Which US cities lean on Wifi the most?

When we talk about smartphone connectivity, we tend to focus on the big name cellular technologies like LTE and future 5G technologies. We often tend to forget that one of the most important mobile technologies out there isn’t actually a … Continue reading

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EE and 3 dominate regional speeds in Great Britain

In OpenSignal’s September Mobile Networks Update for the UK, EE was the runaway winner of our nationwide 4G speed award in the UK. When we drill down the regional level, EE makes a similarly strong showing, but it faces some … Continue reading

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Introducing OpenSignal’s newest metric: Place coverage

In the business of mobile measurement, the term “coverage” can be a nebulous concept. Depending on who’s tossing the word around, it can mean many things. It can mean coverage in the purely geographic sense, representing the total percentage of … Continue reading

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Maxis and Yes battle for 4G supremacy in Kuala Lumpur

Last month OpenSignal published its State of Mobile Networks: Malaysia report, examining the 3G and 4G experience provided by the Southeast Asian country’s large complement of mobile operators. Today, we’re drilling down into that data a bit more to see … Continue reading

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Minneapolis tops the US charts in 4G speed

If having a fast 4G connection is your thing, you might want to pick the Mall of America over the a casino on the Las Vegas Strip for your next weekend getaway. Minneapolis is the fastest major city in America … Continue reading

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The State of LTE in Latin America

Today OpenSignal released its latest State of LTE report, examining the 4G progress of 77 countries around the world. It just so happens that the GSMA’s Mobile 360 Series Latin America conference kicked off this week, an event in which … Continue reading

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SprinT-Mo: How 2 operators could create 1 powerhouse network

It may be an open question whether Sprint and T-Mobile will move forward with their merger plans, but that hasn’t stopped speculation on what the future mega-operator would look like if they somehow do succeed. Wall Street has poured over … Continue reading

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How 4G stacks up in the Philippines region by region

Last month, OpenSignal published its Mobile Networks Update for the Philippines, documenting two-way competition between Smart and Globe in the archipelago’s growing 4G market. We’ve decided to add a new wrinkle to the analysis, though, by examining how the two … Continue reading

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Telcel, AT&T still locked in a 4G battle in Mexico

In March, Telcel was the king of 4G speed in Mexico, but AT&T had the greater LTE signal reach, according to OpenSignal’s State of Mobile Networks report published that month. But six months later the tables have turned. In our … Continue reading

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India’s 4G speed race tightens

You certainly can’t accuse the Indian mobile industry of standing still. In the six months since our last India report, OpenSignal has tracked a lot of changes in our core mobile metrics as the country’s four major 4G operators continue … Continue reading

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