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T-Mobile is the fastest (overall) mobile network in PCMag study

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PCMag just released the 2022 results of the Best Mobile Networks report (fka Fastest Mobile Networks). And the overall winner is….T-Mobile!

For it13th year of testing, the mag’s staff drove more than 10,000 miles across the U.S. with the latest 5G phones and new software that tracks dropped calls and provides a better measure of reliability. Key highlights from the report:

  • T-Mobile wins 18 of PCMag‘s 30 cities to Verizon’s eight and AT&T’s four. 
  • Both T-Mobile and Verizon see dramatically increased nationwide speeds this year as they expand their mid-band 5G networks.
  • AT&T’s speeds decline, as it has added very little capacity while data demands grew. Its entire advantage is in places where it has greater network reliability than T-Mobile.
  • PCMag saw a significant amount of Verizon’s “UW” icon nationwide and less of AT&T’s “5G+.” Both icons can signify mid-band or the even faster high-band spectrum. AT&T had the most mid-band-like characteristics in Detroit, Texas, and southern Florida. But both AT&T and Verizon are using less mid-band than T-Mobile is right now. While T-Mobile uses up to 110MHz, AT&T generally uses 40MHz and Verizon 60MHz.
Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.