Category Archives: Networks

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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Tracking AT&T’s rise to dominance in 4G network responsiveness

We recently published our latest report on the State of Mobile Networks in the U.S., where the network speed and 4G availability awards were dominated by a couple of operators. But AT&T won one notable accolade in OpenSignal’s metrics – … Continue reading

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Seoul top city in East Asia with 4G availability of nearly 98%

At OpenSignal we are currently in the process of boosting our coverage of East Asia, having launched reports in the last six months on Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. We recently published the first in a series of … Continue reading

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Can we ever hope to eliminate mobile notspots in London?

The Connected London initiative was launched in the U.K. capital this summer, an ambitious scheme which hopes to drive improvement through digital technology and data. Part of the plan includes tackling mobile broadband “notspots” – where the signal is extremely … Continue reading

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