Applying the P3 methodology, the industry-standard in more than 120 countries worldwide, a thorough crowd-based analysis has been conducted over a period of six months, from week 3 to week 26 in 2019. It is based on 54.2 billion samples collected from 3 million users overall with 1.9 million users providing relevant samples in 99.2 percent of the populated urban area and in 86.1 percent of the populated non-urban area throughout the USA.
With a score of 933 out of a maximum of 1,000 points, Verizon is ahead of the competition. T-Mobile ranks second and achieves an overall score of 908 points. Sprint follows at some distance with an overall score of 864 points. AT&T ranks fourth with an overall score of 856 points.
In terms of Voice Coverage, Verizon achieves the highest score with 102 points. Sprint follows with 95 points. In terms of Data Coverage, Verizon is ahead with a score of 136 compared to its closest competitor in this category AT&T with a score of 132 points. In the 4G Coverage discipline, Verizon ranks also best with a score of 237 points, followed by T-Mobile with 221 points.
T-Mobile shows the best score for User Download Speed with 124 points, Verizon is second with 120 points. Verizon shows the best score for User Upload Speed with 58 points, T-Mobile following in second place with 57 points. In Data Service Availability, T-Mobile shows the best result with a score of 298 points closely followed by Sprint with a score of 297 points.
”For several years now, we have been analyzing mobile networks in the USA from various perspectives. This year, the results are the highest we have ever measured in the USA. Verizon is clearly ahead. However, T-Mobile shows major improvements and is a strong second”, says Hakan Ekmen, CEO of P3.
The unique crowdsourcing technology allows P3 to collect data about real-world customer experience in a truly passive way. For the collection of crowd data, P3 has integrated a background diagnosis processes into 900+ diverse Android apps. If one of these applications is installed on the end-user’s phone and the user agrees, data collection takes place 24/7, 365 days a year on this device. Reports are generated for every 15 Minutes and daily sent to P3’s cloud servers. P3’s crowd-sourcing data set is the most realistic, since it is the most diverse that is currently available in the market – in terms of locations, geography, times, devices, subscriptions, networks, technologies and smartphone usage patterns.
About the P3 Mobile Benchmark USA
The independent methodology of P3 assures a fair, transparent and neutral evaluation of the networks under test. P3 conducts mobile network benchmarks, audits and reviews in more than 80 countries worldwide. They are acknowledged as the industry standard and provide a unique measure for management and supervisory boards to compare their networks with others, and for customers to make better decisions for their subscriptions.
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