Author Archives: Kevin Fitchard

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

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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Chile’s 4G services experience growing pains as LTE networks mature

In OpenSignal’s new State of Mobile Networks report for Chile we witnessed the Andean country’s 4G evolution head in two distinct directions. On the one hand, 4G availability was on the rise in our latest test period, giving Chile’s growing … Continue reading

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Where to vacation in Mexico for a good 4G experience

Summer may be nearly over, which means Mexico’s biggest national holiday is less than a month away. On Sept. 16, millions of Mexicans will celebrate their country’s independence with festivals and parades while many of them take advantage of the … Continue reading

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Cambodia’s 4G market experiences growing pains

There’s good news and bad news if you happen to be a 4G smartphone user in Cambodia. The good news is that access to 4G services is rising. In our new State of Mobile Networks: Cambodia report we found that … Continue reading

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How do Singapore’s regions stack up in 4G?

When OpenSignal publishes a new national report, we often follow up with a metro-level analysis of the country in question, seeing how the big cities within compare in our metrics. We recently published our first State of Mobile Networks: Singapore … Continue reading

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The fastest US tech hub in 4G is also the biggest US city

If you’re looking to launch a new wireless startup that depends on fast mobile broadband speeds, then you might want to consider making New York City your new HQ. In an analysis of eight tech hub cities in the U.S., … Continue reading

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Verizon and T-Mobile try to outdo one another in 4G reach

A year ago, T-Mobile US accomplished quite a coup in our metrics. It surpassed Verizon in our 4G availability measurements last August, and for the last two U.S. State of Mobile Networks reports it’s held onto to that lead. But … Continue reading

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Taiwan has many frontrunners in OpenSignal’s 4G metrics

If you’re looking for a single 4G leader in Taiwan, you have a tough choice to make. In OpenSignal’s State of Mobile Networks: Taiwan report published today, we had four winners for the four 4G metrics we tracked. Chunghwa took … Continue reading

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