Author Archives: Kevin Fitchard

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

Peru’s Bitel makes its debut in our data

OpenSignal has returned to Peru. When we first looked at the Andean country in June of 2016, we examined 4G speed, availability and latency for Peru’s top 3 operators, but we’re pleased to say we’ve expanded our coverage in the … Continue reading

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Analyzing the impact of unlimited data in the US

Last week OpenSignal unveiled a new experimental metric called average peak speed, which is designed to gauge a network’s full data connection capabilities under optimal conditions. We kicked off our analysis of peak speed with a look at India’s four … Continue reading

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Introducing OpenSignal’s new peak speed metric

Every few years, operators announce some big new network or network enhancement that promises to blow the doors off whatever our current mobile data speeds happen to be at the time. We see press releases proclaiming 300 Mbps, 600 Mbps, … Continue reading

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OpenSignal’s first look at Colombia

Today OpenSignal kicked off coverage of a new South American country, Colombia, tracking the 3G and 4G performance of that country’s three major operators: Claro, Movistar and Tigo. What we found was a very close race in nearly all of … Continue reading

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Taiwan flexes its 4G muscle

OpenSignal is expanding its coverage in Asia to one of the most dynamic mobile data markets in the region. In our first State of Mobile Networks: Taiwan report, we looked at the consumer 3G and 4G experience on five operators. … Continue reading

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Tracking the Jio effect

Today OpenSignal released its latest State of LTE report, comparing 4G speeds and 4G availability in 75 countries around the globe. While we see some interesting overall LTE trends, there is one country that stood out in our data. India … Continue reading

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The sun shines on Sunrise’s 4G performance

Having just wrapped up the latest installment of OpenSignal’s Italy report, why not hop over the border to take a look at Italy’s northern neighbor? OpenSignal is pleased to announce the latest country to join our coverage list: Switzerland. Examining … Continue reading

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Vodafone and TIM keep their 4G lead over the new Wind Tre

Wind and 3’s merger may have created the largest operator in Italy on paper, but it’s clear the new Wind Tre has some work to do before its network catches up. In our third State of Mobile Networks: Italy report, … Continue reading

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UK: How fast and how accessible is 4G in your city?

If you had one guess what the fastest 4G city in the U.K. might be, would that guess be Stoke-on-Trent? That’s right, Stoke is more than just the heart of England’s pottery industry. According to OpenSignal’s measurements, Stoke also lays … Continue reading

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UK’s 4G signal reach jumps upwards

In our last few U.K. reports we reported what a lot of smartphone users already knew: 4G signals in the U.K. were hard to come by. But that’s a refrain we aren’t repeating in our latest State of Mobile Networks: … Continue reading

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