Opensignal has analyzed the 5G experience across 30 leading 5G states to understand how the 5G experience varies across the nation.
T-Mobile dominates Opensignal’s regional 5G awards on both measures of the extent of 5G networks. In fact, T-Mobile wins all of the 5G Availability and 5G Reach awards outright. In 11 states our T-Mobile users spent 40% or more of their time connected to 5G. By contrast, AT&T clocked up 5G Availability scores above 30% in only three states, while Verizon’s highest 5G Availability score was 16.9% — measured in Illinois.
5G Video Experience was a two-horse race between AT&T and Verizon as they share victory in 24 states. Of the remaining six states in our analysis, AT&T wins outright in New York, North Carolina and Ohio, Verizon is the sole winner in Colorado, while AT&T and Verizon share the win with T-Mobile in Alabama and Kansas. This time AT&T and Verizon obtained a single Very Good score (65-75 points) each in New York and Minnesota, respectively, while achieving Good scores (55-65 points) in all other states. T-Mobile collected 19 Good scores and 11 Fair scores (40-55 points).
Verizon wins 21 5G Games Experience regional awards outright, while AT&T is the sole winner in Texas only. T-Mobile has two joint wins in 5G Games Experience with both AT&T and Verizon in New York and New Jersey, while AT&T and Verizon share the win in the remaining six states. Verizon was the only operator to feature any Excellent scores (85 and above) as it collected five in Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon and Utah.
Verizon is the sole winner of the 5G Voice App Experience award in 14 states, while AT&T wins outright in Texas only — same as it did in 5G Games Experience. The three national U.S. carriers share the victory in New Jersey and Virginia, while AT&T and Verizon show a statistical tie for first place in the remaining 13 states. While AT&T and Verizon scored Good ratings (80-87 points) in all 30 states, T-Mobile obtained 13 Good ratings and 17 Acceptable ratings (74-80 points).
T-Mobile wins outright on 5G Download Speed in 27 states, while being a joint winner in Colorado, Michigan and Wisconsin. The fastest average 5G download speeds observed by our users across states were over 130 Mbps. In fact, our T-Mobile users experienced 138.8 Mbps in New York, 137.4 Mbps in Virginia and 134.7 in Maryland. In an additional 14 states, our T-Mobile users experienced a 5G Download Speed faster than 80 Mbps. AT&T scored above 70 Mbps in Maryland only — 71.3 Mbps — while Verizon’s fastest average 5G download speeds were just below 70 Mbps.
The improvement in 5G Upload Speed we observed on Verizon’s 5G network at the national level spilled over into our regional table. In fact, this time Verizon wins outright 12 state awards for 5G Upload Speed, while T-Mobile is the sole winner in 11 states. T-Mobile and Verizon share the victory in the remaining seven states. However, our T-Mobile users still see the fastest upload speeds that we have recorded on U.S. 5G networks, as T-Mobile is the only operator to exceed 20 Mbps in 5G Upload Speed — 26.8 Mbps in New York and 22.9 Mbps in New Jersey — while Verizon saw its highest score of 19 Mbps in Illinois. By contrast, our users on AT&T saw 5G Upload Speed of 10 Mbps or more in just four states — in the states of California, Illinois, Massachusetts and North Carolina where average scores ranged between 10 Mbps and 10.9 Mbps.
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