Opensignal has analyzed the 5G experience across 35 leading 5G states, as well as the capital Washington, D.C., 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 regional 5G Availability awards outright, as well as 34 of the 36 5G Reach awards. AT&T wins 5G Reach outright in California, while sharing the first place with T-Mobile in Arkansas. Our T-Mobile users spent 40% or more of their time connected to 5G in Nevada, Minnesota and D.C., while in the remaining 33 states T-Mobile’s 5G Availability ranged between 31.8% and 39.4%. By contrast, the highest 5G Availability score we measured on AT&T was 28.3% in California, while Verizon’s score reached 21.6% in D.C. Besides, our users on AT&T and Verizon spent less than 10% of their time connected to 5G in 12 and 16 states, respectively.
Verizon wins 5G Video Experience outright in 32 of the geographies analyzed while sharing the award with T-Mobile in Alabama, Connecticut, Hawaii and Louisiana, which were the four states where our Verizon users saw the lowest scores. This time, Verizon secured 34 Good scores (55-65), while achieving a Very Good score (65-75) in D.C. and Arkansas. T-Mobile obtained 25 Good scores and 11 Fair scores (40-55), while all of AT&T’s scores were in the Fair category.
Verizon wins 30 5G Games Experience regional awards outright, while sharing the award with AT&T in Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas, and with both AT&T and T-Mobile in Connecticut and New Jersey. Verizon was the only operator to achieve any Excellent ratings (85 or above), as it exceeded the 85-point mark in D.C., Oregon, Utah and Arizona, while collecting 27 Good scores (75-85) and five Fair scores (65-75). Most of AT&T’s scores were in the Fair category, but the carrier also secured 10 Good scores, despite recording a Poor score (40-65) in Hawaii. On the other hand, we observed half of T-Mobile’s 5G Games Experience scores in the Poor category, 14 in the Fair category, while the carrier achieved a Good rating in D.C., New Jersey, the state of New York and Pennsylvania.
Verizon is the sole winner of the 5G Voice App Experience award in 20 states, while AT&T wins outright in Ohio and Texas. The three national U.S. carriers share the victory in the District of Columbia, while AT&T and Verizon show a statistical tie for first place in 11 of the remaining 13 states, with AT&T and T-Mobile sharing the win in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
T-Mobile dominates our regional 5G Download Speed award table as it wins outright in D.C., as well as in all 35 states analyzed. Our users on all three carriers observed their highest scores in the District of Columbia, although AT&T’s score in D.C. was statistically tied with that of several other regions. However, while AT&T and Verizon reached 70.6 Mbps and 91.8 Mbps in the capital, respectively, our users’ average 5G download speeds on T-Mobile exceeded the 200 Mbps mark at 203.1 Mbps. Our T-Mobile users experienced a 5G Download Speed faster than 100 Mbps in 28 states besides D.C., including 163.1 Mbps in the state of New York, 143.8 Mbps in Illinois and 138.5 Mbps in New Jersey. Verizon scored above 70 Mbps in D.C., Maryland and Michigan, while the larger share of its scores ranged between 50 Mbps and 60 Mbps. AT&T scored above 70 Mbps in D.C. only, while seeing 14 states with a score below 50 Mbps, compared to Verizon’s seven states.
The 0.9 Mbps improvement in 5G Upload Speed we observed on T-Mobile’s 5G network at the national level spilled over into our regional table. In fact, this time T-Mobile wins outright 16 regional awards for 5G Upload Speed, while Verizon is the sole winner in 10 states. T-Mobile and Verizon share the victory in the remaining 10 states. Our T-Mobile users still see the fastest upload speeds that we have recorded on U.S. 5G networks, as T-Mobile reached 28.3 Mbps in the state of New York, 27 Mbps in D.C. and 23.2 Mbps in New Jersey. Our Verizon users experienced 5G Upload Speed in excess of 20 Mbps in D.C. (20.9 Mbps) and Illinois (20.1 Mbps), while AT&T’s fastest 5G Upload Speed was a tie break between the state of Washington, the capital D.C., and Oregon, where our users experienced 11.7 Mbps, 11.2 Mbps and 10.9 Mbps, respectively.
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