Category Archives: Mobile Trends

Owners of the newest, most popular iPhone don’t experience the best speeds

Two of the leading smartphone makers, Apple and Samsung, have both recently reported a slowing smartphone market because consumers are struggling to see the benefits of the latest models and are choosing to hold onto their existing smartphones. But by … Continue reading

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Amsterdam tops Europe’s rugby cities for 4G video loading

This month sees the start of the 6 Nations rugby championship  — one of the oldest competitions in the sport featuring the cream of European rugby union. And from the moment these games kick off, there will be millions of … Continue reading

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The Race for Network Leadership is Heating Up in OpenSignal’s latest U.S. Mobile Network Experience Report

Today marks the seventh time we release our semi-annual industry report on the state of mobile networks in the U.S. And what a report it is!   We’ve seen major moves from Verizon (winning 3 out of 5 awards) with … Continue reading

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Mobile latency improvements help Germany’s challengers take on Telekom’s dominance

According to OpenSignal’s analysis of Latency Experience in Germany, there have been some notable improvements on the networks of some of the key operators over the second half of 2018. And these improvements are allowing Germany’s other operators to challenge … Continue reading

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India’s 4G download speeds are up to 4.5 times faster at night

OpenSignal has measured 4G download speeds across 20 of India’s largest cities and observed that smartphone users experience varying speeds depending on the city they live in: while Navi Mumbai scored 8.1 Mbps in average LTE download speed in our … Continue reading

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Understanding mobile experience in the growth continent of Africa

Across Africa, the download speeds experienced by smartphone users vary greatly, even for countries with similar 4G availability. While users in South Africa, Morocco, Senegal and Kenya connect to 4G signals on average between 72% and 75% of the time, … Continue reading

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What’s in store for mobile in 2019? OpenSignal’s predictions for the coming year

It’s been a pretty busy year here at OpenSignal. And 2018 was an interesting time in the mobile world overall, with data abuse and increased regulation casting something of a shadow over some of the top tech launches of the … Continue reading

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Multiple operators across the globe hit simultaneously by Ericsson network outage

OpenSignal has identified that December 6th’s mobile network outage hit multiple operators at the same time across the globe. Analyzing availability data for 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies across hundreds of networks, we found three operators where smartphone users … Continue reading

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Movistar and Vodafone tied in our Spain 4G peak speed analysis

When it comes to mobile network speeds in Spain, it was something of a two-horse race in our last State of Mobile Networks report. Movistar won our 3G download speed award, Vodafone took both overall speed and 4G upload — … Continue reading

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Vodafone Idea set to bring a new upload speed powerhouse to India mobile

Vodafone and Idea are in the final stages of merging their Indian operations, potentially creating an upload speed powerhouse in the market. Idea recently won OpenSignal’s Upload Experience award in our India Mobile Network Experience Report, with a score nearly … Continue reading

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