5G has arrived. Where?

Opensignal has simply released its user standard studies for 5G. It shows 5G is here now (Australia). The whom, exactly what, whenever, where and exactly why is more important.

First, let’s go through the experience that is global. The top ten 5G counties have a woeful 11.2% availability (Brazil) to 29.8% in Kuwait. The rest of the right time they truly are on 4G. But also we don’t even rate (Its 9.2% of Australian users can get it).

5G is here

More though 5G is here telling its Opensignal’s users ‘reach’ where 5G availability (from the phone telemetry) ranged from 3 (Switzerland) to 5.6 (South Korea) on a 10-point scale.

5G is here – how fast?

5G is here

Australia does indeed rate in the top ten for the three people that can get ? that is 5G. Well to be fair in December 2020 Opensignal unearthed that just 9.2percent of Australians could easily get a signal that is 5G. That compares to 94.1% of its users that can get a signal that is 4G the 100% that will get a 3G sign.As The typical 5G download speed is 250.5Mbps for real speeds – 9(* that are*)th( globally. Some users that are luckythe top 2%) experienced up to 585.3Mbps DL. Upload speeds are no more than 4G it uses 4G infrastructure.

And as we have sub-6Ghz Non-Standalone meaning the standard?Opensignal makes use of a scale that is 100-point covering video, games and voice. Australia scored 82, 85.5 and 83.9. A score of >85 is excellent, and we ranked*)th( that is 7() overall.

GadgetGuy’s Take – 5G is here

The takeaway that is biggest is that you can’t believe Telco’s speed, availability or experience claims. Opensignal has user that is real.

For instance, Optus has crowed so it got 362Mbps DL in Sydney and Melbourne with a speed that is top of. Optus don’t lie, but tests are optimised – the right location, right tower, dedicated backhaul, right phone, and probably sitting within a few metres of a dedicated transmitter dish with no other traffic.

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This is akin to the hype we saw at 5G launch in May 2019 at Telstra George Street Sydney where we were told 5G would be up to 100X 4G and NBN that is 20X. Sorry, that would not happen.

LG, Samsung and OPPO utilized the Telstra ‘test rig’ to show rates. The OPPO Reno 5G topped 1944Mbps DL and 65.5Mbps UL. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G had been 1254Mbps and 63.5 upload. That rig ended up being focused on 5G and reporters had to show their phones down during screening.

And we’ve been chasing dependable and 5G that are fast since.(*)

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