Author Archives: Kevin Fitchard

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

Welcome to the OpenSignal World Cup, where 32 countries compete in our speed metrics

World Cup fever is upon us! Starting Thursday, 32 countries will vie against one another in the tournament of tournaments with the goal of lifting the most coveted trophy in football (or as we yanks call it, soccer). Will reigning … Continue reading

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Airtel and Jio trade leads in India’s overall speed race

As the 4G race in India continues to heat up, it’s perhaps an opportune time to look at an OpenSignal metric that doesn’t get quite the attention as 4G speed but is arguably far more important to Indian consumers. I … Continue reading

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Telkomsel faces competition in OpenSignal’s latest Indonesia report

Indonesia’s 4G wings keep spreading. In our new State of Mobile Networks: Indonesia report, we tracked sizable increases in 4G availability from four of the country’s five operators, an indication that the level of access to 4G services is growing. … Continue reading

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Singapore sets a high bar for mobile broadband in OpenSignal’s latest report

When it comes to mobile speeds, no country can quite compare to Singapore. In our first State of Mobile Networks report for Singapore, we examined the mobile broadband experience offered by the city-state’s three major operators, and the LTE speeds … Continue reading

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A look at the Philippines’ phenomenal growth in overall download speed

We’ve seen a lot of 4G progress in the Philippines since our first State of Mobile Networks report for the region came out in March of 2017, but we thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at … Continue reading

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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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