Many of us so called “techies” are also speed junkies. We love to have the fastest technology, whether that includes processing power, or data networks. For US smartphone users, according to Root Metrics, there is a winner in the fastest 4G LTE network in the states, and the title of fastest LTE network goes to none other than AT&T.
The study shows that although the AT&T network doesn’t cover as much area as Verizon’s, it still beats out Big Red when it comes to speed. AT&T’s LTE averaged download speeds of 18.6Mbps and upload speeds of around 9Mbps. This numbers are pretty impressive for average speeds over a data network, but perhaps the most impressive number is that the AT&T network hit download speeds in excess of 57Mbps. Verizon placed second in the study with average download and upload speeds of 14.3Mbps and 8.5Mbps respectively. Sprint’s network placed third (aka last of the LTE networks), while the T-Mobile network came in last due to a lack of an LTE network. It is also worth noting that Sprint’s network is still in its infancy and was only available in 7% of the markets tested by Root Metrics.
Which carrier do you use? Do you get LTE access in your home area, and if so, are you happy with the performance? Let us know by leaving a comment below!