Category Archives: Networks

MTN takes the prize in a close South Africa video experience race

OpenSignal’s recent report on the South Africa mobile market showed something of a two-horse race. While Vodacom dominated our awards table, taking six out of seven of our mobile experience crowns, MTN won our coveted 4G availability award and came … Continue reading

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Three-way draw in India for OpenSignal’s Video Experience award

The Indian telecoms world is completely unique. Never before have we seen a market of such magnitude, regional and cultural diversity, and growth potential. OpenSignal has chosen to publish our latest report in a bespoke format to allow us to … Continue reading

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Hurricane Florence’s impact on mobile networks lasted for days

During and in the aftermath of a natural disaster, reliable communication plays a vital role to ensure efficient first response and provide critical information to people in the impacted areas. OpenSignal measured the experience of smartphone users before and in … Continue reading

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Europe shone in our mobile video experience analysis – but the winner wasn’t who you’d expect

Last month, OpenSignal published its inaugural State of Mobile Video report, which analyzed how consumers experienced video over mobile networks in 69 countries around the world. And the headline news is: a European country came top of our analysis. But … Continue reading

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Hong Kong mobile users’ time on Wifi peaked during Typhoon Mangkhut

Reliable communication is key during natural disasters On Sunday 16 September, Hong Kong was battered by Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest tropical storm to hit the city in recent decades, with strong winds up to 103 mph (166 kph) that smashed … Continue reading

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Strong US TV and video market leads to controversial mobile network prioritization solutions

One of the most controversial practices that mobile operators can be accused of is prioritizing certain types of network traffic over others, or limiting the quality of video which consumers can stream. Operators in the U.S. are often criticized for … Continue reading

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With new models, Apple will raise mobile network speeds

In 2018, Apple is on the “speed” or “S” year in its normal two-year iPhone update cycle: Apple usually launches a new iPhone design one year, then the next year it keeps the exterior design the same but updates the … Continue reading

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Kolkata is India’s top region for 4G availability

Kolkata is popularly known as the City of Joy, after the novel and film of the same name. or centuries the region has been celebrated as India’s capital of arts and culture — and now its citizens have yet another … Continue reading

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How to avoid “the weakest link” to deliver a great mobile video experience

Mobile video traffic is enormous and growing. Consider the case of YouTube and its billion-plus users: over half of total video views happen on mobile devices. On Twitter, the role of mobile for video is even greater: 90% of total … Continue reading

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Vodacom races ahead in South Africa 4G speeds

Vodacom has now firmly established itself as the king of speed across our South African metrics, coming top in all of OpenSignal’s national network speed and latency categories. The operator showed its rivals a clean pair of heels in all … Continue reading

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