The 2021/2022 season is the first full season where there is widely available 5G from all three national mobile carriers. In this first Opensignal analysis at US sports venues we have analyzed our users’ 5G and overall mobile experience on the three national carriers.
Now for the first time, Opensignal ranks the world's 5G operators using our leading measures of the real-world mobile network experience.
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Opensignal analyzed the U.S. mobile experience on mmWave 5G, a subset of 5G experience which is significantly different to other types of 5G services. We found the fastest average mmWave 5G download speed of 692.9 Mbps using Verizon, which was three times as fast as our tests for AT&T and T-Mobile — 232.7 Mbps and 215.3 Mbps, respectively.
Some types of 5G have very similar availability to public Wifi. For example, 5G smartphone users spend approximately 0.5% of time connected to 5G mmWave. Now, with 5G and especially with 5G mmWave, we see speeds on mobile that are much faster than with public Wifi.
Smartphone makers are moving quickly to implement the latest 5G technologies with the aim of improving users’ mobile experience. Here, Opensignal analyzes our latest real-world data to see how users' experience with 5G models from the five leading 5G brands varies.
Opensignal analyzed our users’ mobile experience on T-Mobile’s network before and after the operator launched its nationwide standalone access (SA) 5G network on August 4, 2020. We then compared our users' mobile experience on T-Mobile's SA and NSA 5G networks.
In only Opensignal's second multiplayer mobile gaming experience award in the U.S., Verizon closes the gap with previous winner T-Mobile.