T-Mobile Now Bests Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in Speed, Latency, and LTE Availability [Chart]

T-Mobile Now Bests Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in Speed, Latency, and LTE Availability [Chart]

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T-Mobile has finally overtaken rivals Verizon and AT&T besting all major U.S. carriers in speed, latency, and LTE availability.

The news comes via an August OpenSignal State of Mobile Networks report which analyzed 5.07 billion datapoint collected from 172,919 OpenSignal users between March 31st and June 29th. OpenSignal examined 3G and 4G performance for all four major carriers.

T-Mobile's success is partially due to the new unlimited plans introduced by Verizon and AT&T. While their average speeds went down, T-Mobile's increased.

It's been a fascinating six months for the U.S. mobile industry. After years of retreating from all-you-can-eat data services, both Verizon and AT&T reintroduced unlimited plans this year to counter the increasing threat of T-Mobile and Sprint. Those new plans not only had a big impact on the competitive landscape in the U.S. but also on OpenSignal's metrics. Our measured average speeds on Verizon and AT&T's networks have clearly dropped, almost certainly a result of new unlimited customers ramping up their data usage. Conversely, T-Mobile and Sprint's 4G and overall speeds are steadily increasing in our measurements. Those shifting speed results were one of the main reasons T-Mobile swept our six awards categories for this reporting period. Despite T-Mobile's wins, the Un-carrier and Verizon are still engaged in a very close fight in our 4G metrics in the urban battlegrounds of the U.S.

Check out the charts below and hit the link for the full report.

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T-Mobile Now Bests Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in Speed, Latency, and LTE Availability [Chart]

T-Mobile Now Bests Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in Speed, Latency, and LTE Availability [Chart]

T-Mobile Now Bests Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in Speed, Latency, and LTE Availability [Chart]

T-Mobile Now Bests Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in Speed, Latency, and LTE Availability [Chart]

T-Mobile Now Bests Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in Speed, Latency, and LTE Availability [Chart]

T-Mobile Now Bests Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in Speed, Latency, and LTE Availability [Chart]

T-Mobile Now Bests Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in Speed, Latency, and LTE Availability [Chart]
EdtheRed - August 8, 2017 at 6:27pm
Opensingal can't possibly any accurate results. 173K Opensignal users (out of over 417 million carrier subscribers) is a minuscule sample size, not to mention, we don't know where these user are or how they are distributed among the carriers.
Devz - August 6, 2017 at 9:35pm
Whole article is full of shit! I use tmobile and internet connection is awful.
Malcolm Tucker - August 5, 2017 at 10:02pm
T-Mobile is able to use AT&T and Verizon engineering diagrams to expand coverage. The new improvements are not a result of T-Mobile hiring a lot of new employees.. In fact, they're just using Verizon's engineering diagrams. T-Mobile doesn't have its own fiber network, and everything is on a lease basis. Not having control over assets, leaves the company to react to others price increases. In fact, T-Mobile announced a prices increase; now T-Mobile's unlimited price is the same as Verizon. Price Increases serve one primary purpose-- they exist to pursuade customers to reduce their usage because the airwaves are often overloaded.
Slybacon08 - August 4, 2017 at 11:27pm
Remember, these are overall results, not the results inside your house! My truck is connected to AT&T (unlimited for $20/month) and I use my truck's wifi (AT&T) when driving. It has about the same coverage and speed as my Tmo iPhone in my area (SLC). I don't see how AT&T or Verizon are going to get better, they have no more spectrum to use! Tmo has all the 600mhz coming down the pipeline that will further boost their speed and coverage.
Tech - August 4, 2017 at 11:17pm
This is incorrect AT&T is going soon to take over mark my words
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