T-Mobile tops Opensignal’s Q3 5G Experience Report


And again, T-Mobile has gained new recognition for its 5G speed and coverage. 

Earlier today, Opensignal published its Q3 5G Experience Report. The study showed that the Un-Carrier received the top score for the best 5G availability, largest 5G reach, and fastest 5G upload and download speeds. 

According to the report, T-Mobile’s average 5G download speed reached up to 118Mbps. This is a number that is twice as fast as its rivals. And in the last three months, this number reflects a 36% increase. It’s a clear indication of how fast T-Mobile’s Ultra Capacity 5G network is growing throughout the country. 

“Virtually every network report from third-party experts this year shows the same thing: T-Mobile delivers unmatched 5G coverage and blazing 5G speeds that just keep getting faster,” T-Mobile President of Technology, Neville Ray said. “Today, we provide 5G speeds and coverage the Carriers can’t match. And as we deploy even more Ultra Capacity 5G across the country, we’ll continue to pull even farther away from the pack on performance.”

You can read more on Opensignal’s report here.


Source: T-Mobile

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  • Glenn Gore

    This is a pretty accurate reflection of the current 5G situation. Verizon wins some video gaming awards by virtue of its millimeter-wave spectrum, but that service is only available in miniscule locations. Otherwise, Verizon has little 5G coverage anywhere in the US, their coverage map is pitiful.

    AT&T wins no awards despite having a far bigger 5G deployment than Verizon, but AT&T’s 5G is no better and in most cases, worse than their LTE service.

    T-Mobile deservedly wins the rest of the categories by virtue of sheer availability across the US, which almost matches their LTE footprint. However, like AT&T, in most places, T-Mobile’s 5G is no better than their existing LTE service. This will improve with the use of their Band 41 spectrum, but since that spectrum only reaches a mile or two from the transmitter tower, Band 41 will not be of widespread utility unless many thousands more T-Mobile cell towers are constructed or if sites placed on the thousands of towers where T-Mobile does not currently have equipment.

    • Shaun Michalak

      I think the end should be more like.. Once they actually install band 41 outside of cities.. You say once they install towers closer together.. But the fact is, I have yet to find an actual “rural” band 41 install yet, that was up and running.. Everywhere I have seen it installed, is just in main cities and towns.. Heck, they do not even have it installed and running on main highways yet either.. At least, not from what I have seen..

      • Glenn Gore

        They have done some rural N41 installs here in Oklahoma, but those sites are only along interstate highways, and in some cases, due to the distance of the site from the highway and the fact the N41 signal only reaches about a mile from the site, that coverage doesn’t even reach the interstate. Those sites are located along I-40 in the western part of the state. Add to that the fact that those sites are spaced 15-20 miles apart and you have gigantic swiss-cheese gaps in the coverage.

        In my opinion, N41 is not viable for use in rural areas. Not with T-Mobile’s 20-mile spacing of their sites and the fact that a lot of cities and towns are served by sites that are 4-5 miles outside those cities and towns. There is no way to make the coverage contiguous with this sort of site spacing and the limitations of the spectrum without an enormous investment in doubling or even triplinng the current number of sites, and that just does not make economic sense at all.