Author Archives: Kevin Fitchard

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

AT&T Mexico’s download speeds head south in OpenSignal’s new report

Telcel captured five of OpenSignal’s seven awards in our State of Mobile Networks report for Mexico — and it accomplished that feat with practically no movement in our metrics. With the exception of overall download speed, Telcel’s results stayed flat … Continue reading

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AIS and DTAC make their mark in OpenSignal’s new Thailand analysis

OpenSignal’s new State of Mobile Networks report for Thailand shows that you can’t take a leading position for granted in that country’s dynamic mobile market. TrueMove H has dominated our speed and availability metrics for the last few OpenSignal reports. … Continue reading

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The Mid-Atlantic is a hot zone for mobile download speed in the US

Only one state or commonwealth can claim to have the fastest mobile broadband speeds in the union, and that state is New Jersey. In OpenSignal’s analysis of the lower 48, we found that the Garden State outperformed its peers in … Continue reading

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Australia hits two big milestones in 4G speed and availability

In our new State of Mobile Networks: Australia report, operators forged new ground in OpenSignal’s 4G availability and download speed metrics. Optus became the first Australian operator to break the 90% 4G availability threshold, as our users were able to … Continue reading

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A big gap exists between the best and worst countries for video experience in East Asia

Of all of the global regions we analyzed in our State of Mobile Video report, East Asia definitely had the most diverse results. The western edge of the Pacific is home to countries that scored among the highest in our … Continue reading

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Canada’s Bell and Telus have the edge over Rogers in video experience

In our State of Mobile Video Report, the Americas didn’t compare that favorably with Europe in mobile video quality, but one country did stand out in the New World. Canada was one of two countries we examined in the Americas … Continue reading

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Canada and Bolivia lead the Americas in our video experience analysis

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. … Continue reading

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Malaysia’s 4G market is reaching maturity

Today OpenSignal published its State of Mobile Network report for Malaysia, our fourth look at the Southeast Asian country’s diverse mobile scene. After two years of tracking the country’s six mobile operators, it’s become evident that Malaysia’s 4G market is … Continue reading

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Fast mobile speeds don’t always produce a better video experience

Faster doesn’t always mean better when it comes to mobile video. Today, OpenSignal published the industry’s first State of Mobile Video report, which examines the overall video experience on mobile networks in 69 countries across the world. The most startling … Continue reading

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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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