AT&T and Verizon have continued their C-band 5Gcoverage efforts throughout 2022 as they seek to catch up with T-Mobile. According to Opensignal, the company has revealed how much of a difference the new mid-band 5G coverage has made for real-world performance and where they are positioned.
The new study reveals measurements taken between March and September this year. This year, a study demonstrates how AT&T and Verizon''s 5G performance has improved:
Since March, AT&T users 5G download speed has increased by 34.6%, owing to a decrease in 5G readings used by C-band it increased from 4.4 percent to over 30% in the same time frame. On Verizon we see a similar upward trend our users average 5G download speed has increased by 4.8 percent, with the share of 5G readings boosting from 16.2% to nearly 50%, but AT&T is narrowing the gap.
According to Opensignals reports, T-Mobiles average 5G download speed this summer was 171 Mbps.
Opensignal is based on the 5G bands being used to better demonstrate how much difference the middle-C-band spectrum makes.
C-band 5G download speeds for AT&T were 2.7 to 3.4 times faster than lower spectrum bands.
C-band 5G download speeds were 3.1 to 4.3 times faster than Verizon''s lower spectrum bands.
While AT&T and Verizon have made significant progress, they are still heavily dependent on the slower low-band versions than T-Mobile.
T-Mobile has over 70% of its 5G coverage from mid-C-bands, while Verizon has a 45%, while AT&T is just under 30%.
Here''s a look at AT&T and Verizon''s progress in less than half a year with the teal green showing an increase in C-band coverage.
While Verizon''s C-band development is more mature than AT&Ts, it cannot be complacent as it remains a long-standing partner in T-Mobile''s use of the 5G spectrum to enhance its users experience, and our users on T-Mobiles network have experienced faster speeds than those on AT&T or Verizons networks.
The whole report on the Opensignals website may be found here.