Just recently, Verizon topped a study conducted by Helsinki research firm Rewheel on the average network capacity utilization. Out of the 80 wireless networks operators around the world, Verizon scored 57% landing its spot at the top. But when it comes to the best network in the U.S., another study begs to differ.
Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) revealed the results of its latest Best Network 2018 study earlier today. According to its network quality testing specialists, the provider with the best network is AT&T.
The firm utilized its unique OneScore approach to obtaining the results of the test. Through the methodology, real-life testing was gathered along with user impression surveys. The testing company drove around and carried testing equipment.
As a result of its study, AT&T was discovered as the carrier to top its Nationwide Test of Mobile Networks. This is followed by Verizon on second place, T-Mobile on third, and Sprint on fourth.
Despite it landing on the first spot, it’s important to note that AT&T’s ranking was an aggregate score that comes from several categories. For example, Verizon won the recognition for having the fastest upload speeds. T-Mobile’s wideband codec got the best call quality prize.
As for AT&T, the company scored the top spot for the best video streaming and call retaining. It also scored well for reliability and throughputs. Overall, its score in network quality and stability is what led to its top spot in the test.
The testing was conducted between January and August 2018. You can read the full results of the test here.
Source: Phone Arena