Just hours after RootMetrics surprisingly released an in-depth new report on the US wireless industry T-Mobile ranks AT&T at the top of the 5G speed charts and it’s not surprising citing new data compiled by Ookla showing that the “Un-Carrier” beats the competition in several key aspects of the entire cellular network.
These are conducted in the first three months of the year and are broken down by cellular provider, smartphone manufacturer, smartphone model, chip set, state, and city. Some unexpected winners will be honored in some categories.
T-Mobile wins most of the titles among the country’s three largest carriers
That’s a lot of time that (certain) T-Mobile customers spend on 5G
That’s right, the “Un-Carrier” is faster than the conventional carriers for both 5G and the combination of 4G LTE and 5G services, at least according to the developers of the world’s most popular internet speed meter.
And the fastest overall carrier is …
T-Mobile’s 5G layer cake comes first
The fastest mobile device in the US is not an iPhone 12 or Galaxy S21
Apple and Samsung clearly have a significantly larger number of phones in use in the US, including many older models and 4G-LTE-only devices, which slow the brands’ average speeds.
What are the fastest states and cities in the US?
Before deleting some names of places speed junkies may want to move, it’s interesting to note that overall speed champion T-Mobile only managed to take home 11 individual state trophies, compared to 30 for AT&T and one (!!!) for Verizon and GCI (?!?).
Magenta also dominated the speed chart in 15 of the country’s 100 most populous cities, compared to a total of 33 such titles for AT&T, 14 for Verizon, and 37 cities where the results were too close to name a single winner.
Without further ado, the District of Columbia and the major states of Delaware, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Michigan with St. Paul, Minnesota, Jersey City are the regional speed leaders of the country, New Jersey, Washington , DC, Baltimore, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tampa, Florida, and NYC top the charts for major cities.