While RootMetrics already declared its overall H1 2021 US carrier winner a couple of weeks ago after conducting an impressive number of 4G LTE and 5G tests across the nation, the analytics firm is turning its attention squarely to the latter category today.
Two huge crowns for AT&T
In second place, Verizon racked up just 16 speed victories, followed by T-Mobile with an even humbler tally of 13 gold ribbons. All the other battles were essentially too close to call, which says a lot about the marginal differences most users on the big three networks might actually experience on a daily basis, at least in highly populated metros.
One major award for T-Mobile and one for Verizon
The main takeaway of the latest in-depth 5G RootMetrics report, like so many others from so many different research firms before, is that all three major US carriers have their strong and weak points.
Big Red, of course, shines as far as everyday 5G reliability is concerned, which means that its not very widespread and not particularly fast 5G signal is generally easier to find and harder to lose once found in no less than 99 markets compared to what Magenta and Ma Bell have to offer.