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Opensignal: 5G surpasses public Wi-Fi for mobile gaming performance, download speeds
Opensignal , a company specializing in measuring mobile network performance across the US, found that the launch of C-Band 5G and the continued expansion of other mid-band 5G has pushed the average performance of the fifth-generation network protocol past public Wi-Fi in the US.
In the new report , Opensignal analyzed mobile game performance and average download speeds for public Wi-Fi, 4G, and both mid-band and mmWave 5G.
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Asking users to grade their mobile gaming performance on each network technology using a 100-point scale, the measurement company found that mmWave 5G provided, by far, the best rating of any technology with a score of 81.8 out of 100. However, mid-band 5G — which is typically somewhat slower than mmWave, but provides a much greater range — still beat out public Wi-Fi networks with a score of 74.5 versus public Wi-Fi’s rating of 72.
This performance survey focused on mobile gamers playing titles that Opensignal called “real-time multiplayer” games, such as PUBG, Fortnite , Arena of Valor, and several sports titles.
Opensignal noted that 5G surpassed Wi-Fi thanks in large part to its rapidly increasing […]