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.
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.
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.
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.”