Sprint’s 4G LTE network continues to lag rival networks nationally and in Kansas City, according to testing by OpenSignal.
OpenSignal hailed the progress that T-Mobile USA has made in the last three years, naming its network as fastest among the four national carriers based on average download speeds.
The “big surprise” was that T-Mobile’s LTE signal nearly matched Verizon for being consistently available to customers’ phones and tablets, the report said. T-Mobile has suffered in some tests that said its network signals were concentrated in urban and suburban areas and less available in rural areas.
“Through its LTE network, T-Mobile is now challenging AT&T and Verizon’s dominance, while Sprint’s 4G service is the source of its continued struggles,” the report said.
OpenSignal noted that AT&T, which is a leader in the marketplace, fared poorly in the speed tests and its LTE signal was not available to customers as often as LTE signals were for T-Mobile and Verizon customers.