Earlier this week, OpenSignal released its annual report on the 2017 State of Mobile Networks. This may come as a surprise to some people but Verizon Telecommunications and T-Mobile tied for the title as the best wireless networks. Based on the total of 4,599,231,167 data points from 169,683 users, it looks like T-Mobile and Verizon are standing on quite an equal footing.
Verizon And T-Mobile: The Two Best Wireless Networks
Verizon Telecommunications is considered as the largest wireless communications service provider in the United States. This broadband telecommunications company is very well-known and has been holding the position since 2014. On the other hand, T-Mobile is another major telecommunications company residing in the US. It is also well-known and considered as one of the largest wireless network operators in the United States next to Verizon.
Just this week, OpenSignal released its 2017 State of Mobile Networks report. This report is annually released for them to track and analyze the availability and test the speed of all the mobile carrier services in the United States. According to Capital Berg, OpenSource based its report on a crowdsourced monitoring. The results were reportedly quite clear that Verizon and T-Mobile tied as the best wireless networks.
Aside from reporting that Verizon and T-Mobile tied for the number one spot, the reports also pointed out that the 4G speeds are on the rise with many city limits being higher than the national average. OpenSource’s report is based on about 4.6 billion data points. These were gathered through its official app currently being used across the United States that has about 170,000 users.
Its analysis also pointed out the 4G supremacy battle. T-Mobile was noted to be slowly but surely gaining ground. But Verizon is still reportedly offering the best solution. The company has the highest available 4G availability. And it has also been bringing network updates. In terms of the speed of the two networks, both Verison and T-Mobile are still tied up.
Comparison To Other Wireless Network Providers
As reported by Custom PC Review, T-Mobile took top spots in 4G download speeds, 3G download speeds, overall download speeds and 3G latency. On the other hand, Verizon took top spots in 4G download speeds, overall download speeds, 4G latency and 4G availability. And based on the overall 4,599,231,167 data points from 169,683 registered users, it looks like T-Mobile and Verizon are tied for the best networks in all terms.
Analysts compared more reports which allowed them to point out the following. Overall, all the major wireless network providers have been bringing updates on time. Their list includes Verizon and T-Mobile as well as AT&T and Sprint. Speaking of Sprint, it also revealed some significant advances. Aside from Verizon, it also marked some of the biggest strides and trends. The consensus holds that it is doing so in order to catch up with the other 3 carriers. Overall, the United States is on an upward trend in terms of 4G availability.
Taking a closer look and analyzing more the data of the download speeds, T-Mobile and Verizon were in the top spots with overall download speeds showing somewhere 15Mbps on average. Trailed on the third spot at 12Mbps is AT&T and Sprint trailed last at 7Mbps. When looking at the 4G latency, Verizon secured the top spot here with T-Mobile and Sprint tied for second and third spots. While AT&T came in at the last place with the highest network latencies.