iPhone 12 and 5G: New report reveals best networks

iPhone 12 and 5G: New report reveals best networks

The number of 5G phones will swell this fall when Apple and Samsung roll out the and , respectively. With those two product launches reportedly introducing half-a-dozen 5G-ready phones into the market, smartphone buyers are going to want to know which wireless provider has the strongest 5G network. The answer depends on what you mean by “strongest” — whether that’s the fastest speeds or the widest reach. But a by testing firm OpenSignal gives us a better view of which carriers are leading the pack in the 5G user experience. • The right now OpenSignal’s June 2020 report indicates that Verizon 5G users saw the fastest 5G speeds on the network across the country, nearly ten times that of users on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. When it comes to selecting the speediest network, there’s certainly a clear winner here, and Verizon takes the cake by far, with an average download speed of 494.7 Mbps. That’s not a shock if you know that Verizon’s 5G network uses fast mmWave-based technology in the 35 cities where it’s deployed. AT&T and T-Mobile are using sub-6Ghz spectrum for the bulk of their 5G coverage and their respective download speeds of 60.8 Mbps and 49.2 Mbps. Because mmWave-based signals don’t have as far a reach — forget about receiving a signal indoors unless there’s a cellular tower in there — Verizon lags the field in 5G availability, with its subscribers only able to connect to 5G 0.4% of the time. That ...
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