T-Mobile reigns supreme with the fastest mobile speeds in the US
AT&T and Verizon are still way behind.
T-Mobile has been the front-runner in mobile internet speeds for some time now. And it doesn’t look like the company is giving up the crown any time soon. A recent internet speed report from Ookla, the makers of SpeedTest, shows that T-Mobile’s internet speeds are nearly twice as fast as its competition.
Ookla’s latest rankings take a look at the mobile internet speeds offered by the three biggest providers in the United States: T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T. Out of the three, T-Mobile’s speeds are far superior to the competition across the board.
When looking at overall mobile speed, T-Mobile outpaces its opponents by nearly double. T-Mobile offers an average download speed of 90 Mbps, while AT&T and Verizon sit back at 49 and 45 Mbps, respectively.
And T-Mobile’s lead in the 5G race (shown above) has been crucial to the mobile provider’s overall speed lead. When looking at just 5G speeds, T-Mobile offers well over double the speed that AT&T and Verizon currently provide.
T-Mobile’s 5G speeds average a blistering 187 Mbps. AT&T and Verizon, on the other hand, are left in the dust at just 69 and 79 Mbps.
Verizon and AT&T have seen a few delays to their 5G network installation, most notably from airlines. The airline industry has been skeptical about the two companies’ new C-Band 5G spectrum, causing several months of delays.
It’s unclear how much of an effect this has had on the speed race, but it’s possible that Verizon and AT&T will start to close the gap once those issues are resolved.
For now, T-Mobile is, by far, the fastest option on the market for mobile internet speeds. And with such a commanding lead, I can’t imagine that the competition will catch up any time soon.
It will be interesting to see how these numbers change as mobile providers expand their 5G networks.
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