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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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Becoming an industry standard: Lessons learned from JD Power

Today it seems second nature to consult an independent standard before making an important choice. We regularly appeal to consumer ratings before choosing a hotel, movie critics before a trip to the cinema or an independent surveyor before purchasing a … Continue reading

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The US may yet catch its global peers in 4G speeds

OpenSignal recently published its State of Mobile Networks report for the U.S., and in it we tracked some significant increases in 4G speed across the country’s mobile networks. The most interesting speed results we saw weren’t on the national level; … Continue reading

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It’s neck and neck in Switzerland as two operators vie for 4G mobile dominance

The race for the top spots in OpenSignal’s Switzerland 4G metrics is getting tight, as the two leading operators are pushing each other for the line. Our latest State of Mobile Networks: Switzerland shows that Swisscom and Sunrise are neck-and-neck … Continue reading

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LTE availability in India soars as impressive rollout of 4G continues

The remarkable spread of 4G across India continues. Our latest State of Mobile Networks report found LTE availability has increased for every major operator over the last six months, with all of them crossing the 65% milestone, while Jio managed … Continue reading

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Mobile Sensor Networks: Creating a Social Laboratory

What is a smartphone? That seems like a simple question. On one level a smartphone is a communication device that allows people to communicate with each other, either by text or call, or over the Internet. The focus is always on … Continue reading

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Android Fragmentation: why it matters (and also doesn’t)

It has been almost a month since we published our report on Android Fragmentation – and the responses to it have been almost overwhelming. The report was liked 4,000 times on Facebook, generated almost 3,500 tweets and was given great … Continue reading

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Why we didn’t care that the mobile phone turned 40

A couple of days ago, the mobile phone turned 40. The response to this milestone was perhaps surprisingly muted, as though people were slightly confused about how to respond to it. Most of the responses limited themselves to nostalgia trips … Continue reading

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Africa’s Mobile Explosion

Guest Post by Simon Andersson, development economist. Where is mobile phone coverage most important? If we accept the idea that the importance of mobile technology can only be properly understood as relative to other levels of infrastructure development, then the … Continue reading

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