Today OpenSignal published its latest State of Mobile Networks report for the US, using data from its app to rate how each of the major four US carriers are performing.
T-Mobile came out on top in OpenSignal’s report, claiming three awards out of five categories. T-Mo won in 4G LTE download speed, posting an average of 12.26Mbps and edging out Verizon, which posted an average speed of 11.98Mbps. AT&T came in third with an average speed of 7.93Mbps, and Sprint brought up the rear with an average speed of 6.56Mbps.
T-Mobile also won out in the 3G download speed category with an average speed of 3.48Mbps, while AT&T’s speed was 2.22Mbps and Verizon and Sprint lagged behind with speeds of 0.66Mbps and 0.64Mbps, respectively.
Rounding out the report is Sprint winning the 4G latency category, T-Mobile taking the 3G latency testing, and Verizon boasting the best 4G coverage. OpenSignal reports coverage with the amount of time that a user spends on the LTE network. So Verizon customers spend an average of 86.73 percent of their time on LTE coverage, while AT&T customers spend 82.63 percent of their time on LTE. T-Mobile came in third with 81.23 percent, and Sprint came in last with 70.05 percent.
OpenSignal’s report is based on the results of 181,927 people that used its network testing app between October 1 and December 31, 2015.
T-Mobile is probably pretty pleased with the results of this OpenSignal report, especially with Verizon touting its finish in a RootMetrics study with a TV commercial. T-Mo often gets criticized for its network coverage, but in this OpenSignal report, its coverage is nipping on the heels of AT&T’s and is getting close to Verizon’s. That’s likely due to the rollout of its Extended Range LTE coverage, which T-Mobile says reaches two times farther than its standard LTE and also penetrates buildings four times better.