Author Archives: Kevin Fitchard

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

TIM leads Brazilian operators in 4G coverage experience

When it comes to LTE reach, TIM Brasil has its competitors beat on two counts. It not only provided our users with 4G signals the most often but also in the most places. TIM rated highest in OpenSignal’s 4G coverage … Continue reading

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What can overall speed tell us about US operators? A lot actually

It’s been a tumultuous 18 months for the U.S. mobile industry. Verizon and AT&T reintroduced unlimited data plans sending their 4G speeds on a rollercoaster ride. T-Mobile asserted itself at the top of our rankings, climbing to first place in … Continue reading

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T-Mobile and Sprint’s network future in 3 easy steps

Now that Sprint and T-Mobile’s proposed merger is up and running again, the two operators are revealing many more details about what their combined networks would look like. Even before the merger is finalized, they’re embarking upon a roaming deal … Continue reading

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Myanmar’s new 4G networks get a new OpenSignal report

Myanmar may have joined the 4G revolution late, but it’s certainly made up for lost time. In our first State of Mobile Networks report for Myanmar, we found a country with very fast 4G speeds and a high level of … Continue reading

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The mobile video experience in Mexico is good one – as long as you have a 4G connection

Imagine this: You’re watching the final game of the Apertura between Chivas and Club América on your smartphone, and just as América’s star striker receives the ball in front of goal — with no one but the goalkeeper in between … Continue reading

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OpenSignal’s UK tests show EE has the best video experience

OpenSignal’s new State of Mobile Networks report for the U.K. shows that access to 4G signals is increasing at a rapid clip across the country, meaning more people have access to a fast mobile broadband connection more often and in … Continue reading

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OpenSignal tests show Telcel has the fastest upstream connections in Mexico

Got a massive file to upload or want to stream live video from your phone? In Mexico at least, Telcel is the operator best equipped to handle either feat, according to OpenSignal’s latest tests. We put Mexico under the lens … Continue reading

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As 4G reach in Latin America improves, so does the consumer experience

OpenSignal recently published its State of LTE report, examining 4G speed and 4G reach in 88 countries in the 4th quarter of 2017. Today, we’re drilling down into a specific region, Latin America, to see how the 4G experience compares … Continue reading

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Tracking upload speeds in Spain

When it comes to the direction of mobile data, we’re becoming a much more symmetrical society. We’re not just surfing the internet and downloading video, we’re creating content and streaming video from our phones. That means upload speed is becoming … Continue reading

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As the dust settles on unlimited plans, T-Mobile emerges as the frontrunner in OpenSignal’s metrics

OpenSignal’s newly published State of Mobile Networks: USA report might have yielded very different results if it weren’t for Verizon and AT&T’s return to the unlimited data fold last year. It’s been nearly a year since AT&T and Verizon decided to … Continue reading

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