Author Archives: Kevin Fitchard

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

Claro Brazil leads the medal count in OpenSignal’s Olympics

The Rio Olympics may be over, but OpenSignal still has a few medals to award. In our first look at Brazil’s mobile networks after the chaos of the games, we found that Brazil’s five major operators all represented their country … Continue reading

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Free 4G means Jio users have little need for Wifi

It’s only been a few months since Reliance Jio launched its new LTE-only mobile service in India, but it’s already causing quite the stir. Jio has tapped into a pent-up demand for inexpensive mobile data services, not just by offering … Continue reading

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Argentina begins spreading its 4G wings

As 2016 comes to close, OpenSignal has published one last report for the year, and we’re happy to return to one of our first subjects, Argentina. The South American powerhouse only launched LTE in December of 2014, and in the … Continue reading

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4G around the world: OpenSignal’s State of LTE report returns

In OpenSignal’s latest State of LTE report, we once again look at the speed and accessibility of the world’s LTE networks, this time examining 78 different countries. While we find the usual suspects in the top rankings — for instance … Continue reading

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A merged Wind and 3 will play 4G catchup in Italy

Italy’s competitive landscape is going to look a lot different next year when No. 3 and No. 4 operators Wind and 3 combine into a single provider bigger than both TIM and Vodafone. But according to our new State of … Continue reading

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AT&T battles it out with Telcel in Mexico

It’s been less than two years since AT&T crossed the U.S. border, buying up Mexico’s two smallest mobile providers, but in that short time it’s managed to build up quite the impressive mobile data operation. In our second State of … Continue reading

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A region-by-region look at the UK’s 3G and 4G performance

Today OpenSignal released its State of Mobile Networks for the U.K. in partnership with consumer advocacy group Which?. Our report drew on 500 million measurements tracking the 3G and 4G performance of the U.K.’s four major operators, but as an … Continue reading

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OpenSignal takes a first look at Chile

OpenSignal turned its analytical eye on several of the countries of Latin America this year, examining the mobile performance of operators in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Peru, but we’re not done yet. Today OpenSignal released its first State of Mobile … Continue reading

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Parsing Poland’s mobile networks

Today OpenSignal turned its network-testing spotlight on our first Eastern European country: Poland. In our newest State of Mobile Networks report we compared the 3G and 4G performance of Polish operators Orange Polska, T-Mobile, Polkomtel Plus and P4 Play, and … Continue reading

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How South America’s mobile data networks stack up

OpenSignal this week released its first-ever Global State of Mobile Networks report, which looks at the combined performance of 3G and 4G networks in 95 different countries. Along with the report, we’re also publishing a short series of blog posts … Continue reading

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