Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: new 5G and 4G LTE speed test gives two big winners


Due to the coronovirus epidemic that is now beginning to feel like an eternity across America, you can probably imagine that all the data needed to assess the performance of the nation’s carriers for the first half of 2020 for Rootmatics analysts It must have been difficult to do.

But after temporarily suspending his test in March and resuming full security again after several months of extensive protection, as well as revising his previous reports to ensure new results, how all last year Some were evaluated directly. The analytics firm has done it again, with Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint against each other in all 50 states, as well as the 125 most populous metropolitan markets.
Incredibly enough, Routometrics still managed to conduct more than 2.7 million mobile network performance measurements by visiting more than 3000 locations and driving more than 202,000 miles between January and June, in odd and difficult times We have very impressive travel achievements for the stay.

AT&T is the country’s heavyweight speed champion

It mainly has to do with AT & T’s faster and stronger 4G LTE signal, however, you feel bad The carrier’s evergreen 5G network may have played an important role in bringing the operator up to a nationwide 42.0 Mbps average speed score.

While today’s result makes no difference between any top carrier 4G and 5G average, we know that AT & T’s average download speeds are notable in metropolitan areas, with 40 and 50 Mbps in 67 and 42 markets, respectively. Higher than average download speed. For the purposes of this new in-depth report, only eight of the 125 metros tested by Rootmetrics plunge below 20 Mbps.

Of course, download speed is just one (arguably important) component of the overall mobile network experience, but if you’re wondering, AT&T also shines when it comes to other important items like “reliability”, as well as calls and texts.

Verizon is the overall champion

As much as it may (and should) care about average speed, AT&T of the US route industry is hard to announce when Verizon is the winner of six nationwide crowns in the latest Rootmatics competition. That’s right, Big Red comes out on top of all, but is one of seven contests organized by the independent mobile analytics firm for the Gold Medal of the Text category while taking home single trophies for reliability and access, data and calls Tie up AT&T and Sprint. , And settle for second place in the speed chart with a solid 36 Mbps score.

Out of 385 personal opportunities, Verizon set out to receive the 329 RootScore Award, providing “consistent” speed and “outstanding” network reliability, despite continuing struggles. 5G Availability Department.

Believe it or not, 0.7 percent of carriers have the best 5G availability score inspected by RouteMetrics (registered in Omaha, Nebraska) in 125 metropolitan markets, which compares to the 62.6, 49.9 and 25.1 percent top results achieved by T-Mobile is. , AT&T and Sprint in Jackson, Mississippi, Columbus, Ohio and Los Angeles, California, respectively.

T-Mobile and Sprint … still transitioning

As you know by now, T-Mobile has some Incredibly ambitious post-merger plans, which have already begun to materialize in many places, leveraging Sprint’s former mid-band spectrum to enable a 5G experience in the US.
This is the problem Magenta’s “layer cake” strategy consists of a lot of parts, which require several months (possibly years) of network development and integration work to grow fruit around the nation. Things like Stand Standing between January and June, the networks of T-Mobile and Sprint were by no means particularly influential, competing in terms of average download speed (especially T-Mo) when doing the best working texts. I fell behind.

Perhaps the most worrying thing for “un-carriers” is that it ranks last among the nation’s big four operators in every single nationwide category ranging from speed to reliability and call, though on the bright side, its speed test The results were solid group of metropolitan markets.

Something surprising, Sprint managed to improve several key aspects of its mobile network experience between last year and the first half of 2020, including mean download speeds and data reliability, although its number one strength remains the mid-band 5G spectrum T-Mobile is in the process of remodeling to boost momentum in a lot of cities and towns where Verizon cannot compete, as far as coverage is concerned.