Speedtest published its latest 5G rankings on U.S, which includes the fourth quarter of 2021.
The list shows that the service offered by T-Mobile continues to be the fastest in the United States, followed by Verizon and AT&T, which, according to an article in Masable, “they have to improve their game”.
The report also highlights that T-Mobile had widened its lead in the average download speed category, a difference that skyrocketed in the last three months of last year.
Thus, the podium of 5G companies in the United States is as follows:
- T-Mobile: 187.12 Mbps (from 135.17 Mbps)
- Verizon: 78.52 Mbps (less than 78.94 Mbps)
- AT&T: 68.82 Mbps (less than 72.46 Mbps)
Both Verizon and AT&T remained in the same position as the previous record, only they gave up a little speed throughout the process.
For its part, T-Mobile has gained more than 50 Mbps average speed. Thus, its perk “seems downright comical,” according to Mashable.
The Speedtest ranking also considers 5G availability and consistency, which is the percentage of results with at least 25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up. Availability, meanwhile, refers to the percentage of time spent on 5G.
In both items, T-Mobile’s advantage is not as high as in other aspects.
“For example, T-Mobile customers only get 5G signal 61.4 percent of the time, which only looks better next to AT&T’s 48 percent and Verizon’s 36.4 percent. T-Mobile users also cross that consistency threshold 81.5 percent of the time, while Verizon falls short of 77.3 percent and AT&T falls short of 69.6 percent.
This means that 5G users generally get decent speeds most of the time they’re on the network, but they don’t stay on it as often.