Category Archives: 4G LTE

USA and Finland surprise: High and quickly growing mobile data usage

This is a preliminary analysis – to the final version.

Which country had the highest mobile data usage in 2015? The fastest usage growth?

The lowest and highest revenue per Megabyte?

Usage vs rev per MB prel FY 2015 2

How does it affect usage? How are data-only and 4G LTE adoption rates affecting usage?

Find the answers to these mobile data usage and monetisation questions in tefficient’s 13th public analysis on the topic. Continue reading USA and Finland surprise: High and quickly growing mobile data usage

Nordic operators’ networks have no equal in speed. On 3G.

4G coverage is great as well – but 4G speeds are slowing

Having ran the Nordic operator benchmark four years in a row now we know that Nordic operators have world-leading network quality.

OpenSignalOpenSignal just issued its first State of Mobile Networks report covering the four Nordic countries Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Based on 34 million crowdsourced tests taken in Q1 2016, OpenSignal shows which country (and which operator in it) that has the best:

  • 4G coverage
  • 4G download speed
  • 3G download speed
  • Combined download speed
  • 4G latency
  • 3G latency

And it is a race of high standards and tight results. Continue reading Nordic operators’ networks have no equal in speed. On 3G.

“The best network” worth 6% of EBITDA

Wondered why American carriers spent so much effort and marketing dollars claiming and defending “the best mobile network” position lately?

It started with Verizon‘s balls commercial:

Continue reading “The best network” worth 6% of EBITDA

Finland: The land of five thousand Megabytes

finland-1-450x320A year ago, we published “Finland: The land of three thousand Megabytes“. And it must have hit a nerve since it is – still today – one of our most read posts.

46% of Finnish SIMs are what the Finnish NRA calls “pay monthly subscribers with unlimited data“.

And when there are no caps or allowances hindering 46% of the Finnish devices to fully embrace mobile data, the usage growth continues: The average Finnish SIM consumed 90% more data in 2015 than in 2014.

Finland MBoU per operator 2015 2

Continue reading Finland: The land of five thousand Megabytes

40k unique visitors last twelve months – here’s what’s popular

Not counting social media activity – LinkedIn and Twitter – tefficient had 40 000 unique visitors at tefficient.com and nonstopretention.com in the last twelve months.

Here’s what you read the most (click to enlarge): Continue reading 40k unique visitors last twelve months – here’s what’s popular

Crowdsourced 4G experience: Benchmarking Nordic operators

OpenSignalThe mobile network performance crowdsourcer OpenSignal published its latest State of LTE report today. This time it’s based on data samples from 357924 mobile users who have OpenSignal’s app on their Android devices. The network performance data isn’t just gathered when users actively do a measurement; it’s collected all the time and the number of samples are therefore hundreds of millions. The stats thus better represent the normal behavioural patterns of users when it comes to time and location. The data is collected during the fourth quarter of 2015. Continue reading Crowdsourced 4G experience: Benchmarking Nordic operators

5 GB per any SIM and month no longer a utopia – if price is right

Which operator is in the top when it comes to mobile data usage?

Mobile data usage 1H 2015

Which country charges the most for mobile data?

Find the answers to these and other important mobile data usage and monetisation questions in tefficient’s 12th public analysis on the topic. Continue reading 5 GB per any SIM and month no longer a utopia – if price is right

4G penetration: Global top list

4G penetration top list Sep 2015 24G is rapidly becoming a mature market normality.

Our top list to the right shows the reporting operators of the world with more than 40% 4G adoption in their retail bases as of September 2015.

The three Korean operators LG Uplus, KT and SK Telecom lead. No news; this has been the case since the first days of 4G. Continue reading 4G penetration: Global top list

The best Nordic 4G networks: Crowdsourced reality vs. marketed population coverage

OpenSignal released its crowdsourced 4G speed and coverage stats for Q3 2015 today. The data was anonymously collected from a total of 325221 iOS and Android smartphone users globally during June to August.

But before looking into OpenSignal’s new stats, let’s summarise what the Nordic operators have stated with regards to their 4G outdoor population coverage: Continue reading The best Nordic 4G networks: Crowdsourced reality vs. marketed population coverage

CAPEX pays off in customer experience: Checking Omnitele’s measurement results

The Finland-based consulting and engineering firm Omnitele has – independently – during first half of 2015 measured the mobile customer experience in three countries: Latvia, Denmark and Estonia. Continue reading CAPEX pays off in customer experience: Checking Omnitele’s measurement results