Category Archives: Competition

Vodafone’s 4G dominance under threat in Italy’s regions

Italy is a wonderfully colourful nation with a proud regional heritage, perhaps best reflected in its rich and varied cuisine, which is famed the world over. In the North, Bologna is the home of the true ragu, while Parma has … Continue reading

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It’s neck and neck in Switzerland as two operators vie for 4G mobile dominance

The race for the top spots in OpenSignal’s Switzerland 4G metrics is getting tight, as the two leading operators are pushing each other for the line. Our latest State of Mobile Networks: Switzerland shows that Swisscom and Sunrise are neck-and-neck … 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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The gloves are off in Germany but Telekom is still the heavyweight to beat

Competition is set to reach fever pitch in German telecoms, as Telekom has emerged as the victor in OpenSignal’s first look at the market. Telekom has dominated the awards table in our inaugural State of Mobile Networks: Germany report, thrashing … Continue reading

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AT&T, Verizon still feeling the pain of unlimited, but 4G speeds have begun recovering

It’s been nearly a year since AT&T and Verizon reintroduced their unlimited plans, inviting their customers to download, stream and surf at their whim. But those unlimited plans came with a performance price. 4G speeds for both operators began dropping … Continue reading

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Data deep dive: Will the merger of O2 and 3 impact U.K. 4G quality?

With O2 and 3 in the throes of a merger, there’s been a lot of discussion over how the combination of two of the U.K.’s major operators would impact mobile competition. Will reducing the U.K. mobile market to three operators … Continue reading

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Results are in! Summer / Fall Translation Challenge

Hello OpenSignallers! Many of you have probably noticed that the OpenSignal app family (OpenSignal, WifiMapper, and WeatherSignal) comes in your language. This is all thanks to our fantastic translation community that have, since we started our localisation efforts, translated and … Continue reading

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T-Mobile US customers get to “binge” on video, but there’s a subtle price to pay

The rumors are true. T-Mobile US is exempting video streaming from its core smartphone customers, meaning customers can feast on Netflix, HBO Go, ESPN and flicks and clips of 21 other media apps without worrying about draining their data plans. … Continue reading

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Queue up Netflix: T-Mobile US may unleash the video beast

If a rumor from well-known tech tipster EVLeaks proves true, T-Mobile will soon start exempting mobile video from its data plans. That means customers on its Simple Choice smartphone plans would be able to stream Netflix, HBO Go and other … Continue reading

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Europe will ban roaming fees — though you’re in for a wait

The end of international roaming fees in Europe is in sight, though it’s still a bit off in the distance. The European Parliament voted to abolish roaming fees within its border, but we’ll have to wait until the June 15 … Continue reading

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