Category Archives: Other

Time spent on Wifi in the US falls as users move to unlimited plans

Over the past year or so, unlimited data has really taken off in the U.S., with all four of the big players launching competitive plans to try to get a bigger piece of the market. But just because consumers are … Continue reading

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Understanding mobile network experience: What do OpenSignal’s metrics mean?

In this blog post, we’re taking a deep dive into the very core of OpenSignal: explaining the metrics we use, what they all mean and what their roles are in measuring the real-world mobile network experience as users see it. … Continue reading

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Imagine a World

We started OpenSignal eight years ago with a simple idea: The world needs access to independent and accurate data on mobile coverage and connectivity. Back then, if you wanted to find out which mobile provider would offer you the best … Continue reading

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Europe’s 4G speeds rise while the rest of the world stalls

While much of the world witnessed a stall in 4G speeds in 2017, Europe managed to provide faster download speeds to users than ever before. But while the continent has long secured itself as a steady 4G power, as we … Continue reading

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OpenSignal Comment Time: You Ask, We Answer

We recently got a comment on Facebook from one of our users about the results of our most recent USA report. Russell asked many great questions about our methodology and our business model.  We thought other users might be asking … Continue reading

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The evolution of ….. snow

From the Mobile Team Here in London, we don’t often get snow. This time of the year, it’s usually, rain, rain, cold, more rain, and on occasion, the classic ‘London fog’. So we really get excited when instead of getting soaked … Continue reading

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Introducing OpenSignal’s newest metric: Place coverage

In the business of mobile measurement, the term “coverage” can be a nebulous concept. Depending on who’s tossing the word around, it can mean many things. It can mean coverage in the purely geographic sense, representing the total percentage of … Continue reading

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Meteor for iOS!

Hey, Apple lovers… we have some really cool news! It’s a great day for Meteor! It has returned for more action, and this time it’s set to land in the iOS Universe. It’s been a very busy 8 months for … Continue reading

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How speed test app Meteor can boost your mobile gaming experience

This has probably happened to you before. You are playing a first-person shooter (FPS) but you find yourself losing terribly because you are a few milliseconds behind everyone else. You might be a great FPS player, but there’s no way … Continue reading

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Measuring the Consumer Mobile Experience: Let’s Get the Facts Straight

When we founded OpenSignal 7 years ago, we had a very specific goal in mind. We sought an alternative to the old way of measuring mobile network performance. Instead of packing a car full of test gear and then driving … Continue reading

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