T-Mobile’s 5G Network Is Currently Crushing the Competition

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All of the major cell phone companies are working to improve their 5G networks. However, no one can currently beat T-Mobile. 

Ookla, a website that analyzes internet performance, recently released a market analysis for the first quarter of 2022. The study revealed T-Mobile’s 5G performance is far above that of Verizon and AT&T.

T-Mobile 5G Network Performance and Availability

Ookla releases a quarterly market analysis that covers the current speeds, latency, consistency and availability from T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and AT&T. The Q1 2022 report was recently published, and it revealed T-Mobile’s 5G network is currently #1. 

According to Ookla, T-Mobile had the fastest median 5G download speed in the U.S. at 191.12 Mbps, which was a slight increase compared to last quarter. 

5G Network Performance of T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T from Ookla
Source: Ookla

Verizon came in second but improved greatly from the prior quarter (from 78.52 to 107.25 Mbps). This improvement is likely due to its new 5G C-band spectrum. AT&T saw little improvement from Q4 2021, according to Ookla. 

To test availability, Ookla looks at “the percentage of users on 5G-capable devices that spend the majority of their time on 5G, both roaming and on-network.” 

5G Network Availability of T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T from Ookla
Source: Ookla

As you can see, T-Mobile came out on top in this category as well. 

Finally, Ookla measured each operator’s ability to provide consistent speeds over a 5G connection. However, it was determined that there was no obvious winner for the highest 5G consistency score.

5G Network Consistency of T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T from Ookla
Source: Ookla

To see the full details of Ookla’s study, including the methodology, check it out here. You’ll also find the results of additional tests, which reveal that T-Mobile still offers the best connection so far in 2022 whether or not you’re using the 5G network.

If you’re wondering whether or not you should upgrade to a 5G-capable device or have questions about the difference between 5G and other networks, check out this article


T-Mobile Has Expanded 5G Home Internet Availability

In addition to offering some of the fastest, most widely available, consistent 5G access to wireless customers, T-Mobile is expanding its 5G Home Internet along with it. 

In March 2022, T-Mobile increased access to 5G Home Internet across the south which made it available to more than 30 million households nationwide. Nearly a month later in April, T-Mobile expanded its 5G Home Internet to 10 million more households, making the service available to more than 40 million households nationwide. 

According to the press release details, T-Mobile added more broadband customers than any other provider in the country during the fourth quarter of 2021, and the company expects to have 7 to 8 million fixed wireless customers by 2025.

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet provides access to T-Mobile’s 5G network through a router that converts the signal to Wi-Fi. It costs $50 per month with autopay and provides typical download speeds of 35-115 Mbps according to T-Mobile’s website

You can learn more about fixed wireless internet here. If you’re thinking about switching to a T-Mobile cell phone plan, check out our top picks here. I also recommend looking into a T-Mobile MVNO that provides access to the same network for a lower monthly price.

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