Author Archives: Kevin Fitchard

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

Which cities rank highest in 4G speed and availability in Brazil?

Brazil is a country not only of big natural landscapes but also of humongous cities. It lays claim to more than a dozen metropoles with over a 1 million residents — and a lot of those folks have 4G smartphones. … Continue reading

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Chile’s 4G services experience growing pains as LTE networks mature

In OpenSignal’s new State of Mobile Networks report for Chile we witnessed the Andean country’s 4G evolution head in two distinct directions. On the one hand, 4G availability was on the rise in our latest test period, giving Chile’s growing … Continue reading

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Where to vacation in Mexico for a good 4G experience

Summer may be nearly over, which means Mexico’s biggest national holiday is less than a month away. On Sept. 16, millions of Mexicans will celebrate their country’s independence with festivals and parades while many of them take advantage of the … Continue reading

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Cambodia’s 4G market experiences growing pains

There’s good news and bad news if you happen to be a 4G smartphone user in Cambodia. The good news is that access to 4G services is rising. In our new State of Mobile Networks: Cambodia report we found that … Continue reading

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How do Singapore’s regions stack up in 4G?

When OpenSignal publishes a new national report, we often follow up with a metro-level analysis of the country in question, seeing how the big cities within compare in our metrics. We recently published our first State of Mobile Networks: Singapore … Continue reading

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The fastest US tech hub in 4G is also the biggest US city

If you’re looking to launch a new wireless startup that depends on fast mobile broadband speeds, then you might want to consider making New York City your new HQ. In an analysis of eight tech hub cities in the U.S., … Continue reading

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Verizon and T-Mobile try to outdo one another in 4G reach

A year ago, T-Mobile US accomplished quite a coup in our metrics. It surpassed Verizon in our 4G availability measurements last August, and for the last two U.S. State of Mobile Networks reports it’s held onto to that lead. But … Continue reading

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Taiwan has many frontrunners in OpenSignal’s 4G metrics

If you’re looking for a single 4G leader in Taiwan, you have a tough choice to make. In OpenSignal’s State of Mobile Networks: Taiwan report published today, we had four winners for the four 4G metrics we tracked. Chunghwa took … Continue reading

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Seoul and Singapore top OpenSignal’s list of East Asia’s fastest 4G cities

In the last year, OpenSignal has ramped up its coverage in East Asia, introducing new State of Mobile Networks reports for Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. While we’ve done plenty of analysis within specific countries in the region, … Continue reading

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Explaining the huge gap between fastest and slowest 4G upload speeds in the US

With our summer U.S. report around the corner, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight a metric that will feature in OpenSignal’s U.S. reports going forward. That metric is upload speed, and it’s becoming an increasingly important measure of … Continue reading

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