OpenSignal Reports T-Mobile As The Fastest LTE Provider in US.
During CES earlier in the year, T-Mobile CEO John Legere had made a bold statement that T-Mobile’s LET netowkr is the fastest in the U.S. During this past Tuesday, an interesting report was posted that managed to back up Legere’s boast. A recent study of U.S. LTE connection conducted by a London-based startup named OpenSignal, on February, had found that T-Mobile really did have the speediest networks out of all the top carriers.
Need For Speed.
T-Mobiles download speed is averaged at 11.5Mbps, outpacing AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, who managed to clock at an average speed rate of 4.3 Mbps, according towards OpenSignal reports. These results contradict a recent report that was released by RootMetircs, which had shown AT&T as being ahead of speed, although Root’s data is much older, complied through intensive drive testing within the last six months of 2013.
Now this does not mean that just because T-Mobile has better speed, everyone should start jumping ship and changing to their services. OpenSignal’s metrics are based on data crowdsourced form its iPhone and Android applications. They’re recording the speeds at which large bodies of devices have already experienced within the field.
Verizon had also launched a huge network upgrade that supposedly doubles or triples the capacity in cities across the country. These networks can support form up to 50 percent to double the speed that T-Mobile can handle. The one problem would be the necessary purchase of one of their newer phones that can tap into these high end frequencies of those network. Any owner of a new iPhone 5s or 5c, Glaxay S4 or any other hign tech smartphone that will be released during this year will be able to connect to those speeds.
While OpenSignal’s tests have shown that T-Mobile’s LTE connection is the fastest around, AT&T and Verizon 4G network are currently available in more locations.
AT&T itself is currently in the middle of upgrading its networks, bonding together with big LTE channels through the ue of LTE- Advanced techniques called carrier aggregation. AT&T is further behind Verizon when it comes towards upgrade planes tho, and so far it has only one smartphone, the HTC One M8, that can connect to those networks, but other devices are expected to follow in soon.
T-Mobile has been upgrading their networks as well. Beginning with Dallas and Las Vegas, its doubled its downlink capacity and plans to expand that upgrade many of its metor markets by the end of this year. At the moment T-Mobile’s networks will be the fastest within the country.