2022/01 Mobile Data Performance in 8 Markets - Audit Report

We have analysed the mobile networks in the US with regards to 5G mobile network performance.
We took a closer look at 8 US markets (Seattle, WA, Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL, Pittsburgh, PA, Las Vegas, NV, Sacramento, CA and Jacksonville, FL) to see how the operators are performing in these lively centers of business, politics and culture. We tested and measured the downlink and uplink performance of data services reflecting user experience using a 5G capable smartphones (Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra) in Mobile Experience Tests.

Key Findings:

  • T-Mobile clearly shows faster overall download speeds, on average at least 2.0 times higher than the competition.

  • T-Mobile‘s 5G ‘Ultra Capacity’ download speed exceeds 181 Mbps in average, and goes up to 358 Mbps per market.

  • T-Mobile shows very high 5G availabilities above 92% in all measured cities, leading in Seattle, WA, Las Vegas, Birmingham, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Jacksonville.

  • T-Mobile shows clearly faster average 5G download and upload speeds in all measured cities than the other operators.