T-Mobile is having a good week. They recently passed Sprint to become the third biggest mobile carrier in the states. And now, another accolade. SpeedTest.net has named T-Mobile the fastest mobile network in the country, beating out rivals Sprint, AT&T and Verizon.
SpeetTest, who serve over 5 million tests each day, analyzed over 1 billion tests across 40,000+ IPSs and 1,500 mobile networks to determine who has the fastest network in every state and the country as a whole. Speed tests were aggregated by averaging each user’s and device’s test in a given location, each day. Ranks were based on LTE download performance thus providing an accurate portrayal of an average users day to day experience.
T-Mobile averaged a speed of 19.62 Mbps down and 9.90 Mbps up. They were followed up by Verizon Wireless at 18.52/7.27 and AT&T at 14.61/6.04. Sprint rounded out the crowd with a speed of 10.44 Mbps down and 4.12 up.
[blockquote author=”SpeedTest.net”]Because LTE has become pervasive in the United States, we focused on LTE tests, rather than the average of all tests, which would unfairly bias mobile networks with customers using older, non-LTE devices.[/blockquote]
On the ISP side, Comcast’s XFinity takes the crown for the fastest home ISP with a speed of 104.56 Mbps down and 12.71 Mbps up. Comcast is the largest traditional home cable and internet provider and bested foes Time Warner Cable(99.11 down/19.23 up) , who they recently tried to acquire, Cox Communications (94.06 down/ 21.28 up), Verizon Fios (83.39 down/ 87.26 up), and Charter Communications (66.31 down/ 4.46 up).
SpeedTest explains that they only included ISPs that reached a large number of people in the country in their rankings. While Google Fiber may be king in the markets they offer, they don’t reach enough people to rank nationwide. Be sure to check out all of the results where you can break down results by region and see who won where you live.