2017‘s Fastest Mobile Networks
In previous years, the race for the fastest mobile network was won by a rather comfortable margin. This 2017, the story is slightly different as the race is the tightest ever.
The over-all winner and this year's fastest mobile network is Verizon, according to PCMag. This is the eighth year that PCMag conducted the contest. It came up to the conclusion that Verizon is the fastest network by simply going around 30 cities across the United States in May and running speed tests in each location. The website used a number of Samsung Galaxy S8 phones to run Ookla's Speedtest.net software and measure the speed of each network in each city.
The process of coming up with what they called a Speed Score involved gathering over 124,000 data points and analyzing "balanced downloads, uploads, latency, and reliability," as PCMag reported. Despite Verizon having the best over-all Speed Score, the other mobile networks did not fare so bad. In fact, all the other networks had a chance to take home the bacon due to their improved performance from the previous year.
Verizon and T-Mobile were the two fastest mobile networks in another study done this time by SpeedSmart. The company arrived at that conclusion after gathering speedtest data crowdsourced from an app that is used to analyze speeds in different areas in the country. BGR reported that SpeedSmart studied the speedtest results of 40 cities in May this year. Out of a possible 80 speed tests, Verizon and T-Mobile combined for 52 first and second place finishes.
AT&T followed the two mobile networks while Sprint remained the slowest of the bunch. It must be noted, however, that each mobile network had its share of having a strong performance in certain cities. AT&T, for example, fared well in Indianapolis but was weak in New York City. T-Mobile performed differently as it was weak in NYC but strong in Indianapolis.
Essential Phone Gets FCC Approval; Launch Date Imminent?
Andy Rubin's new Essential Phone was found passing through the FCC which is an important step in the process of being able to sell a tech product in the United States.
Nokia 6 Is Coming To Amazon USA In July For Only $229
The Nokia 6 will be available exclusively through Amazon USA sometime in early July in matte black and silver variant. An additional tempered blue and copper colors of the handset will be offered later in the summer.
T-Mobile Resolves Data Outage Issues Across The Country
The data outage issues affected T-Mobile customers in areas of Texas, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, California, New Jersey, Florida, Missouri, Washington, D.C., Rhode Island, Maryland, Ohio and Massachusetts.
Virgin Mobile Is Now iPhone-Exclusive, Offers A Year Of $1 Unlimited Data
The partnership between Apple and Virgin Mobile USA allows the service provider to become the newest carrier to sell its service in Apple’s stores and makes it the first iPhone-only carrier in the United States.
Verizon's First LTE Flip Phone Is Dumb
LG and Verizon have partnered to come up with the LG Exalt LTE, a flip phone that's exclusive to the carrier.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Apple Watch 3's LTE Sim Support Might Not Be Able To Make Phone Calls
Apple Watch 3, according to Ming Chi Kuo, will be coming with an embedded electronic LTE sim in some models.
'Tokyo Ghoul' Season 3 Delayed By Its Live-Action Movie? Ken Kenaki Returns With Another Identity?
"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3's release is delayed and there are countless speculations as to why it is being pushed back. Reports claim that the show is to give way to "One Punch Man" and "My Hero Acdemia" but new rumors say that it's lack of materials and storyline as well as its live-action movie are causing the delay.
Why Valve’s Revelation Of ‘Artifact’ Dismayed ‘Dota’ Fans?
The unexpected revelations of Valve's "Artifact" card game earned unexpected negative reactions from the Dota community.