Category Archives: Other

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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A big gap exists between the best and worst countries for video experience in East Asia

Of all of the global regions we analyzed in our State of Mobile Video report, East Asia definitely had the most diverse results. The western edge of the Pacific is home to countries that scored among the highest in our … Continue reading

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AT&T looks to content as Verizon signals a shift to 5G

The approval of AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner signals big changes in the US telecoms market. AT&T gains access to Time Warner’s huge content library, including TV and movie giants HBO, CNN, TBS, TNT and Warner Bros. This content will … Continue reading

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Can mobile networks cope with the data demand from ultra HD video?

As mobile networks get faster and faster, consumer habits are changing, with users adopting more and more data-hungry activities like streaming video and music, and live gaming. But just as mobile networks develop and improve, so does video quality, with … Continue reading

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The gloves are off in Germany but Telekom is still the heavyweight to beat

Competition is set to reach fever pitch in German telecoms, as Telekom has emerged as the victor in OpenSignal’s first look at the market. Telekom has dominated the awards table in our inaugural State of Mobile Networks: Germany report, thrashing … Continue reading

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Cry havoc: Italy’s mobile market braces for Iliad’s dogs of war

During his time as a Roman general, Julius Caesar led his legions to victory over the Gallic tribes of France. Skip forward 2,000 years, and the Italian mobile market faces a new invasion from France, in the form of Iliad’s … Continue reading

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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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