Author Archives: Kevin Fitchard

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

Data Dive: What are the best performing 4G cities in Europe?

Next week, Barcelona hosts the biggest wireless networking show in the world, Mobile World Congress, so we thought it would be an apt time to focus on some of the more interesting 4G trends in Europe. This week, OpenSignal released … Continue reading

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Looking at 3G and 4G speed together

Our 2nd Global State of Mobile Report published today, tracking overall mobile data network performance we measured in more than 80 countries. Unlike our LTE report, which looks solely at 4G performance, this analysis examines the combined speed of 3G and … Continue reading

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LTE: How US operators stack up by region

Last week OpenSignal released its semi-annual State of Mobile Networks report for the U.S., comparing the 3G and 4G performance of the big 4 nationwide. As we’ve done in previous reports, we also looked at LTE speeds and availability in … Continue reading

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4G speeds are on the rise in US cities

Today OpenSignal published its State of Mobile Networks report for the U.S., breaking down the network performance of the four major operators both nationwide and in cities across the country. While the report explores general 3G and 4G trends in … Continue reading

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Our second look at Canada’s Big 3 operators

Our newest mobile performance report for Canada is out today, and if there is one overarching conclusion to be reached, it’s that the 3 national operators are very evenly matched. No matter what speed or availability category we looked at … Continue reading

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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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