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T-Mobile had the best 5G download speed and availability in Opensignal’s latest 5G User Experience Report, while AT&T offered the best video experience.

This marked the second straight time T-Mobile topped the download speed rankings. The carrier, as well as AT&T and Verizon, had download speed improvements since the last report. T-Mobile’s 5G download speed rose by 13.2 Mbps (22.6%) to 71.3 Mbps, while AT&T and Verizon improved by 2.1% or less.

T-Mobile also offered the best availability, reflecting the proportion of time that 5G users have an active 5G connection, topping both the national and all of the regional rankings.

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Opensignal users scored AT&T at 65.2 points on a 100-point scale, the best video performance of any carrier. Opensignal’s video experience ranking quantifies the quality of video streamed to mobile devices by measuring real-world video streams over carriers’ networks. Verizon and T-Mobile scored 63.2 points and 56.5 points, respectively.

Source: Opensignal Report

For the first time, the Opensignal report ranked carriers in terms of 5G reach, the proportion of locations a 5G user visits that have a 5G signal. Again T-Mobile topped the national and all of the regional rankings.

Source: Opensignal Report

Users saw increases in 5G availability since the previous report, Opensignal said in a prepared statement about the best 5G download speed and other rankings. “Our T-Mobile users were connected to 5G nearly one-third of the time (33.1%) which represented a three percentage point increase from 30.1% last time. Opensignal’s 5G users on AT&T were connected 20.5% of the time to 5G networks — up from the 18.8% we reported in January. Our 5G users on Verizon saw their average 5G Availability increase from 9.5% last time to 11.2% now.”

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