OpenSignal, an application designed to analyze the quality of wireless signals, presents the latest operator report in Spain. In 4G, Vodafone is unmatched: it gains speed and availability.
Mobile networks have evolved significantly, not just in speed. From the 2G to the 5G that awaits us, we have adopted numerous standards that used the different operators with better or worse results. There is no doubt that coverage in Spain has improved, although there are still problems. And where it improved the most is the 4G LTE .
The new options that come with the 4G (and the 5G) cause the operators to put the batteries (or antennas) in to modernize their networks . There are four that have a license to distribute the signal through the different bands: Movistar, Vodafone, Orange and Yoigo . The user must choose one based on their coverage, so reports like OpenSignal make decisions easier.
Vodafone wins quality and 4G coverage; tied with Yoigo on 3G
The OpenSignal report refers to the quality of connections in Spain during the last quarter: from 1 September to 30 November, both from 2017. Data were collected from more than 850 million mobile reviews throughout Spain. The quality of the network, stability, speed, coverage was measured … to find out which operator stands out in each area and which improved compared to the previous report that the company presented in the summer.
The quality of Vodafone's mobile network has always been one of the best in Spain, not something new. According to OpenSignal, this quality would have improved in the last quarter by 4G: Vodafone maintained the connection stability to 86.5% of the time for application users . It was also the operator with the highest speeds in the territory: an average of 35.3 Mbps .
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