Opensignal: T-Mobile has fastest, most available 5G network in the country


T-Mobile has maintained its title as the fastest and most available 5G network provider in the country. This is all thanks to the newly released 5G report by Opensignal. 

According to the report, T-Mobile is able to give its customers the fastest 5G speeds and a 5G signal more often and in more places than anyone else. This is the third consecutive quarter that T-Mobile holds this title. 

And this is actually a good recognition for the work T-Mo is doing for its customers. The Un-Carrier continues to layer more capacity and speed on top of its nationwide 5G network and reports like this show evidence of what T-Mo is doing for its customers. 

The latest report from Opensignal reveals that there has been an increase of almost 23% in the average 5G download speeds of customers in the last three months. This is over 50% since the year started. T-Mobile attributes this speed increase to the super-fast Ultra Capacity 5G network that they deployed across the country. 

These days, T-Mobile’s 5G network covers 300 million people, almost everyone in the country. Half of that number is covered with T-Mobile’s Ultra Capacity 5G network, which is capable of delivering an average download speed of 350 Mbps with peaks up to 1 Gbps. And soon enough, T-Mobile will be deploying its Ultra Capacity 5G nationwide network, which will aim to cover 200 million people before the year ends.

In response to the new report, T-Mobile President of Technology Neville Ray had this to say:

Independent network reports continue to show T-Mobile is the best choice for speedy and reliable 5G coverage across the country. We built T-Mobile’s 5G network with broad coverage, high capacity and low latency to fuel innovation and bring transformative 5G experiences to customers. This is how you build the best 5G network in the country, and we’re just getting started.”

You can read the full report here.


Source: T-Mobile

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  • Mike Thaler

    What can 5G do for average user (phone calls/text) that “4G” does?

    • Glenn Gore

      In its current incarnation, the answer is simple, absolutely nothing. There is absolutely no benefit to being on a 5G network rather then LTE+ right now. Low-band 5G has no advantage over LTE+.

      T-Mobile is deploying mid-band 5G and it will have some actual benefit eventually, but it will be many years before mid-band is deployed widely enough to be a factor. That’s why you do not see mid-band coverage shown on any of T-Mobile’s current coverage maps. Millimeter-wave is useless for wide-spread deployment and T-Mobile has been wise to not rely on it to any great degree as have Verizon and AT&T

      • Cash

        The ultra capacity that they describe in article is the mid band, and it already reaches half of the 300 million with 5g, in other words 150 million people have midband coverage and by year end 200 million people. But yes I agree it will be a few years before the backhaul to each tower and other improvements make 5g much better then 4g.

        • marque2

          Fine but what difference in a typical day would you get from 100mbs speeds rather than 20mbs speeds?

          I guess I can download a movie in a minute vs 3 minutes which I would only need to do if I were flying somewhere

        • Glenn Gore

          Half the US population sounds really good, but you can cover that much by only having signal over 2% of the land area. We need to see coverage maps that actually show where N41 is located. I think the reason we don’t see those coverage maps is because of the miniscule size of the N41 actual coverage. It is just not significant enough at present to warrant being publicly visible.

    • StevenM

      Provide more capacity on the same amount of bandwidth (relieve congestion)

    • More capacity faster speeds. Especially for video services games and downloading. Not to mention cars and other electronics will have 5G capabilities. With 5G u can merge more frequencies then 4g lte

      • marque2

        He has a point. The only difference for the average user is that next year new phones will have a greater range with the 600mjz band.

        This year most phones need to set up the connection with 4g so we are limited by the 4g range.

        But yeah, I can watch a 1080p Netflix movie using 3g technologies.

        Yeah maybe an app will download 10 seconds faster but it isn’t worth buying a new phone for that.