Category Archives: Networks

Claro Brazil leads the medal count in OpenSignal’s Olympics

The Rio Olympics may be over, but OpenSignal still has a few medals to award. In our first look at Brazil’s mobile networks after the chaos of the games, we found that Brazil’s five major operators all represented their country … Continue reading

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Free 4G means Jio users have little need for Wifi

It’s only been a few months since Reliance Jio launched its new LTE-only mobile service in India, but it’s already causing quite the stir. Jio has tapped into a pent-up demand for inexpensive mobile data services, not just by offering … Continue reading

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4G around the world: OpenSignal’s State of LTE report returns

In OpenSignal’s latest State of LTE report, we once again look at the speed and accessibility of the world’s LTE networks, this time examining 78 different countries. While we find the usual suspects in the top rankings — for instance … Continue reading

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A merged Wind and 3 will play 4G catchup in Italy

Italy’s competitive landscape is going to look a lot different next year when No. 3 and No. 4 operators Wind and 3 combine into a single provider bigger than both TIM and Vodafone. But according to our new State of … Continue reading

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AT&T battles it out with Telcel in Mexico

It’s been less than two years since AT&T crossed the U.S. border, buying up Mexico’s two smallest mobile providers, but in that short time it’s managed to build up quite the impressive mobile data operation. In our second State of … Continue reading

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A region-by-region look at the UK’s 3G and 4G performance

Today OpenSignal released its State of Mobile Networks for the U.K. in partnership with consumer advocacy group Which?. Our report drew on 500 million measurements tracking the 3G and 4G performance of the U.K.’s four major operators, but as an … Continue reading

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T-Mobile butts head with Verizon in OpenSignal’s latest U.S. results

The John Legere juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down. Ever since the outspoken CEO took over T-Mobile in 2012, he’s been promising the Un-carrier would become a major force in the U.S. mobile scene. In our latest test results, … Continue reading

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Introducing OpenSignal’s new data collection methodology

Starting this week, you may notice some changes in the reports, coverage maps and other data we publish. OpenSignal has made updates to the way we collect our data from smartphones and the methods we use to parse that data. … Continue reading

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The end is nigh (for 2G that is)

The days of 2G voice calls are numbered at Verizon Wireless – 1260 days to be exact. Verizon last week told FierceWireless it has set a shutdown date for its CDMA 1X network, which still carries the majority of its … Continue reading

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What’s in a Megahertz: How spectrum impacts our 4G experience

If you’ve read any of OpenSignal’s reports, you’ll notice that we often point out the type and amount of spectrum mobile operators use. While those particulars might seem like arcane technical details, spectrum can tell you a lot about how … Continue reading

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