Verizon maintains top wireless network ranking
The famous wireless network Verizon became on the top for the ninth time! The result was based on RootMetric’s semiannual test of major wireless carriers in the United States. In its latest test of four major wireless carriers, RootMetrics rated Verizon tops in all six categories. The test covered the 2nd quarter of 2017. Verizon also ranked No. 1 in terms of reliability, speed, data connections and calling. But it tied for the first place with AT&T and Sprint in text messaging.
Other competitors like AT&T ranked second overall, Sprint took the third and T-mobile ranked fourth. Verizon not only swept the awards at the national level, but also at the state and metro levels. It took almost twice the number of first-place awards as AT&T out of 125 largest US cities. T-mobile ranked third when it comes to performance at the metro level while Sprint ranked fourth.
This amazing result came after the release of its unlimited data plan. Mike Haberman, Verizon’s network vice president said that it’s because of the continued network investment in adding more cell sites. Also using advanced features in LTE have helped the company keep up with growing demand on the network. “Clearly our network has held up with the increased demand since reintroducing unlimited data plan,” he said. And we’re not just treading water. We’ve increased our lead over our competitors.”
But not only Verizon made a lot of improvements. Its four major competitors also invested in their 4G LTE networks by adding cell sites and combining spectrum bands. Not only that, they’ve also deployed new gear to get ready for the next generation of wireless, know as 5G.
The investments paid off because the these improvements said Doug King, director of business development for RootMetrics.
“Consumers are reaping benefits of these continuous network improvements,” he said.
He also added that because of the extreme competition between the four, it drives them to invest more. “If you didn’t have competition, there would be a lot less incentive to spend the billions of dollars they’re spending on the new tech and spectrum,” he said.
RootMetrics conducts its own testing by driving across the country and simultaneously testing all four networks on commercially available phones.