OpenSignal has an excellent application that offers all kinds of information about the performance of mobile networks in virtually every market in the world. Their measurements are taken from volunteer users who use their application and allow it to monitor the quality of the network users are accessing. In the United States, operators continue to sell their network based on the transmission speeds of their network, instead of attracting users under other parameters that are becoming more important. This war of speeds simply benefits the over-the-top providers (OTT) which, thanks to this absurd battle, can offer ever-better capabilities in their applications while degrading the improvements made by operators.
4G speeds are on the rise in US cities
Today OpenSignal published its State of Mobile Networks report for the U.S., breaking down the network performance of the four major operators both nationwide and in cities across the country. While the report explores general 3G and 4G trends in the U.S. – including the ongoing battle between Verizon and T-Mobile over speed – I thought this would be a good opportunity to explore some of the more specific trends we’re seeing on the local level … Keep reading the original blog post here