Tag Archives: 4G

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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Movistar and Vodafone tied in our Spain 4G peak speed analysis

When it comes to mobile network speeds in Spain, it was something of a two-horse race in our last State of Mobile Networks report. Movistar won our 3G download speed award, Vodafone took both overall speed and 4G upload — … Continue reading

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Vodafone Idea set to bring a new upload speed powerhouse to India mobile

Vodafone and Idea are in the final stages of merging their Indian operations, potentially creating an upload speed powerhouse in the market. Idea recently won OpenSignal’s Upload Experience award in our India Mobile Network Experience Report, with a score nearly … Continue reading

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Claro corrals two awards in OpenSignal’s Argentina report

The gaucho is an Argentine icon. Brave, skillful and cunning, these Latin cowboys have ruled the plains of South America for centuries. And in the mobile world, we’ve seen one operator show enough horse sense to lasso two of our … Continue reading

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4G networks were the most affected by Sulawesi earthquake

OpenSignal measured the impact on smartphone users’ experience before and in the aftermath of the 7.5 magnitude earthquake with epicentre on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, on Friday September 28, 2018. The earthquake sparked a tsunami with waves up to … Continue reading

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Stuttgart motors into the lead in German cities 4G speeds

Stuttgart is often credited as the home of the automobile, and the west German city remains the home of some of Europe’s most powerful cars including Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Daimler. But Stuttgart is now showing its power in another sector … Continue reading

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India’s good LTE availability does not guarantee a great mobile video experience

Key takeaways: India’s mobile operators have been successful in making 4G LTE widely available across India. 4G availability experienced by smartphone users ranges from 82.6% in the Kerala region to an impressive 90.9% in Kolkata, demonstrating that most of the … 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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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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