If you’re lucky to live in an area where T-Mobile has a good 4G LTE coverage, then you’re using the fastest 4G LTE network in the U.S. According to a report conducted in February, T-Mobile has the fastest 4G LTE network in the US, study from OpenSignal concluded.
The study found out that on average T-Mobile users receive a download speed of 11.5 Mbps, which makes it the fastest 4G LTE network in the US. So does this makes T-Mobile better than Verizon who’s famous for its LTE network? Nope. Although the study shows that T-Mobile has a fast 4G LTE network, the carrier appears to have a much lower coverage than Verizon and AT&T. T-Mobile users only have LTE access 59 percent of the time while Verizon users have access 77 percent of the time, according to OpenSignal’s data.
With an LTE average download speed of 8.9 Mbps, AT&T appears to have the second fastest 4G LTE network in the US. Their users have access to their LTE network 69 percent of the time.
As expected, out of the top four major American cellular providers, the data shows that Sprint users have download average speeds of 4.2 Mbps, with users having access to their LTE network 51 percent of the time. This ranks Sprint as the worst carrier in the US when it comes to coverage and speeds when compared to AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon.