Thanks partially to its confusingly (some would say misleadingly) labeled LTE upgrades, AT&T has simply been topped by PCMag as having the quickest cellular community within the US.

The excellence comes on account of the journal’s annual speed-focused matchup of the varied wi-fi carriers. As all the time, it’s vital to level out in a comparability like this that you must take the outcomes with a grain of salt, which is placing it mildly.

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Measuring efficiency and total high quality of cellphone networks is, on the danger of sounding overly simplistic, extremely difficult. Give it some thought. Research like PCMag’s are attempting to quantify a cellular community that spans all the nation, which encompasses every kind of terrain along with rural areas in addition to jam-packed cities and which works on 1000’s of various units.

Measuring a community in that manner, then assigning scores to the wi-fi carriers in an easy-to-understand method earlier than publishing a report that’s not dense sufficient that most people can’t perceive it — it’s mainly unimaginable.

However, firms preserve attempting, so right here we’re. PCMag for its check had staff drive by 30 cities throughout half of the US (25 states) and run in extra of 60,000 cellular velocity exams. They did so utilizing Galaxy S10 telephones that had been continually operating exams on the massive 4 networks.

You may view the complete outcomes right here, however in abstract:

AT&T both gained or tied for the highest spot in half of the 30 cities the PCMag crew examined. As you possibly can see within the map above, AT&T was additionally the general winner in most areas of the nation.

AT&T’s enchancment of its LTE community, which has resulted in that deceptive 5GE label you may need heard about or are even seeing now by yourself system, helped it beat Verizon for the highest total spot on this examine. For the primary time in 5 years, we must always add. Along with AT&T’s personal enchancment, nonetheless, the PCMag outcomes additionally present that the entire huge networks confirmed total enchancment over 2018 on the subject of velocity and reliability.

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