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The latest version of the Mobile Network Experience Report from Opensignal has seen BT-owned network operator EE become the first UK operator to win the mobile network analyst’s live video experience award and also scoop the consistent quality award.
EE 5G 10May2022
The Mobile Network Experience Report was based on billions of daily individual measurements daily from over 100 million devices globally. In addition, for this latest survey, Opensignal employed new live video experience metrics use tests that specifically measured the aspects of mobile network performance that it regarded as critical to real-time video, such as live playback offset, picture quality, video loading time and stall rate.

Explaining its reasons, the analyst noted that live events are significantly more challenging for streaming companies than on-demand video because of the need for the considerable back-end infrastructure that ensures reliable and high-quality distribution in real-time.
In addition to the live video experience award, for which Vodafone followed in second place, EE users experienced the fastest average overall speeds and the best experience when playing multiplayer mobile games - both overall and on 5G It also claimed the consistent quality award.

EE was the first UK operator to win the new live video experience award. In doing so Opensignal noted that the live video experience category quantified the quality of real-time video streamed to mobile devices by measuring video streams over an operator's network.

The live video experience category quantified the quality of real-time video streamed to mobile devices by measuring video streams over an operator's network, in contrast to video experience which focused on on-demand video streaming. Vodafone and EE shared the video experience award with statistically tied scores.

Three UK scooped the next largest number of awards with wins concentrated in 5G Experience categories. It won three awards outright — both 5G speed awards (download and upload) and availability, and was a joint winner for 5G video experience, 5G live video experience and 5G availability.