LAS VEGAS -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Carriers love to make claims about whose network is fastest or most reliable. The claims often sound the same because they’re typically produced in much the same way — using highly paid industry consultants and drive test data.
T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE:TMUS) decided to take a more transparent path than the competition and use mobile data speed tests collected from real consumersi using the popular Ookla Speedtest app. T-Mobile’s analysis of the results are clear, and the Un-carrier announced today that its nationwide 4G LTE network is the fastest in the country, according to millions of real-time speed tests involving more than 1 million consumers.
The company also revealed the continued rapid expansion of its nationwide LTE network to reach 209 million people, with 43 of the top 50 markets now served by 10+10 MHz LTE.
“Finally we agree with AT&T on something: Faster is better,” said John Legere, president and chief executive officer of T-Mobile. “I warned the competition this day would come, and millions of speed tests from real people using their own phones prove it: T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE network is the fastest network in the nation — bar none.”
According to actual test results performed by consumers on Speedtest, T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE network delivers not only the highest average network speeds of all U.S. wireless providers, with 17.8 Mbps, but also delivers more consistently fast 4G LTE speeds than any other carrier.
More customers than ever before can take advantage of these speeds because T-Mobile’s continually expanding nationwide 4G LTE network now extends to 273 metro areas, including 95 of the top 100. T-Mobile’s fastest nationwide 4G LTE network already outperforms the competition, and in areas with 10+10 MHz, T-Mobile has measured download speeds of up to 72 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 27 Mbps, including New York, Chicago, Miami and San Francisco. At those speeds, customers could download a 90-minute high-definition (HD) movie in five and a half minutes or a whole music album in 13 seconds.
“T-Mobile is laser-focused on giving customers the best network experience possible,” said Neville Ray, chief technology officer for T-Mobile. “First we deployed nationwide LTE at breakneck speed, covering more than 200 million people in just six months. Now, we’re adding more and more spectrum to this footprint and have commenced the launch of our Wideband LTE service, doubling already best-in-class speeds.”
With the launch of T-Mobile Wideband LTE in North Dallas last November, T-Mobile beat another company milestone, delivering 20+20 MHz LTE ahead of 2014, which is capable of peak download speeds of 150 Mbps. T-Mobile has measured download speeds of 147 Mbps and uplink speeds of up to 40 Mbps in North Dallas, meaning customers could download a 90-minute HD movie in under three minutes or a whole music album in 7 seconds.
As the company continues to expand T-Mobile Wideband LTE, every T-Mobile customer with an LTE device will be able to experience a speed boost. In addition, customers with the latest LTE-capable devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Nexus 5 and LG G2 can take advantage of the maximum speeds available from T-Mobile Wideband LTE powered by 20+20 MHz LTE.
T-Mobile also announced several additions to its portfolio of devices that can take advantage of T-Mobile Wideband LTE at low upfront costs, including:
For more information, visit the T-Mobile newsroom.
About T-Mobile US, Inc.:
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: "TMUS") is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com.
i According to our independent analysis of the NetMetrics Reports provided by Speedtest.net
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