Just a couple of weeks after it last attempted to “quantify the US urban 5G experience” by analyzing data collected between May 20 and October 24, OpenSignal is back with an interesting new report based on speed tests performed in the October 21 – November 20 timeframe.
Is the 5G playing field level now?
At first glance, that certainly seems to be the case, as the 5G download speed averages produced by the big three US carriers in three of the aforementioned five major cities examined by OpenSignal were so close that no clear leader could be chosen by the firm’s analysts.
That very important metric is down for Verizon but up for T-Mobile and AT&T, which is definitely not an encouraging sign for the nation’s largest mobile network operator. On the bright side, all three carriers still offer considerably higher speeds on 5G than their legacy 4G networks, proving there’s a lot of “misplaced cynicism” about the progress and benefits of US 5G technology.
Verizon has a long way to go in terms of 5G availability