For the first time, Opensignal has analyzed the 5G experience across twenty leading 5G states to understand how the 5G experience varies across the nation.
T-Mobile won every state award for 5G Availability. Our T-Mobile users in the states of Illinois, Missouri, Oregon and Louisiana spent more than 35% of their time connected to 5G. By contrast, AT&T clocked up 5G Availability scores above 25% in both New Jersey and Maryland. Verizon scored above 11.5% in Washington state, Illinois, Maryland and New Jersey.
5G Video Experience differed less by state than 5G Availability or 5G speed, but there continued to be very significant variation across carriers, and on the relative strength of each carrier by state. Verizon won outright six awards for 5G Video Experience by state and jointly won the remaining 14 awards. In every state we analyzed, Verizon either won or jointly won the 5G Video Experience award.
It's notable that the highest 5G Video Experience score seen by our T-Mobile users of 60.2 in New Jersey matched the lowest 5G Video Experience of our Verizon users in Alabama. Opensignal's AT&T users had their best 5G Video Experience in Maryland, Washington state, New York state and Illinois, with scores above 64.5.
The fastest average 5G Download Speed across states observed by our users on all three carriers was impressively over 70 Mbps. Our AT&T users experienced 5G Download Speed over 70 Mbps in Maryland and Washington state, our Verizon 5G users saw such average 5G speeds in New York, while our T-Mobile users saw average 5G Download Speed of over 70 Mbps in four states: Alabama, Illinois, New York state and New Jersey.
Our T-Mobile users in New York state and New Jersey saw the fastest 5G Upload Speeds, clocking in at (20.6 Mbps and 19.4 Mbps, respectively while our Verizon users saw a tie for their highest average 5G Upload Speed between New York state and Illinois. Our users on AT&T had their fastest sharing experience in Texas and California with average 5G Upload Speed of 10.6 Mbps and 9.9 Mbps, respectively. T-Mobile matched its national 5G Upload Speed award by either winning outright or jointly winning almost every state award for 5G Upload Speed missing out on only two of those we analyzed.
As the carriers continue to expand their 5G networks, launch 5G on more spectrum bands and so increase 5G capacity, we will see the state of the 5G nation change dramatically. The states where users see the best 5G experience today, may not be the ones with the highest quality 5G mobile experience in a few months' time.
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