USA: Verizon leads on speed but T-Mobile delivers best overall 4G quality

Verizon leads on speed but T-Mobile delivers best overall 4G quality


In the last quarter of 2017, the Verizon network delivered the best 4G network speeds by a significant distance to its rivals with 12.2 Mbps. Over 20 billion network quality measurements and over 900,000-speed tests were taken between October 1 and December 31 to establish these results.


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That said, T-Mobile is delivering the best overall quality to its subscribers on 4G with a balanced combination of throughput, latency, jitter and packet-loss measurements, all of which augers well for T-Mobile subscribers.


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