Author Archives: Kevin Fitchard

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

Voila! The fastest city in Canada for mobile speeds is Montreal

The fastest mobile data speeds in Canada have a particularly francophone flair. Montreal topped both our download and upload charts in OpenSignal’s analysis of fastest cities for overall speed in Canada. OpenSignal’s overall speed metrics measure the average download and … Continue reading

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New Jersey offers the best video experience in the lower 48 US states

A few weeks ago, we examined how the lower-48 states in the U.S. stacked up in terms of overall speed, and we discovered an interesting pattern: The states with fastest download speeds were largely concentrated on the Eastern Seaboard along … Continue reading

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Singapore’s secret mobile broadband weapon: Latency

When it comes to download and upload speeds, few countries can match the raw power of Singapore’s LTE networks. But Singapore doesn’t just shine in connection throughput. It’s also a global leader in latency, which is effectively the response time … Continue reading

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Maxis leads in Malaysia peak download speeds — but Celcom is close behind

Not all LTE networks are created equal, and few countries exemplify that maxim more than Malaysia. In OpenSignal’s analysis of peak download speeds in Malaysia, we found that there were vastly different capabilities across the six major operators’ networks. The … Continue reading

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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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