PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – One mobile network has sped far ahead of others in Philadelphia, according to a new report.
T-Mobile notches an average 4G speed in the city of nearly 22.5 Megabits per second. Over the next-fastest network here, AT&T, that would save you about second when downloading a song but 10 minutes for a movie.READ MORE: Philadelphia Students Finding Comfort In Rec Centers Again Amid Gun Violence Epidemic
“In Philadelphia, T-Mobile has put up very impressive speeds there. Higher than its national average, and it’s got a pretty strong lead there.”
Brendan Gill is CEO of OpenSignal, which crowdsources data on mobile network performance in the real world. Why might T-Mobile be tops?READ MORE: 'I Thought I Was Done': Residents Of Trevose Mobile Home Park Pick Up The Pieces After EF-3 Tornado
“They’ve invested heavily. They’ve had a lot of this 700 MHz spectrum they’ve picked up. They have rolled out this additional spectrum in Philadelphia.”
He tells KYW Newsradio (via Skype) that Verizon, which ranks third-fastest in Philly, edges out T-Mobile when it comes to availability of 4G.
Nationally, the company found T-Mobile averaging 16.3 Mbps in LTE speeds, with Verizon just behind at 15.9 Mbps.MORE NEWS: Pirates' Crowe, 2 Relievers 1-Hit Phillies, End 4-Game Skid
OpenSignal sampled billions of measurements from 120,000 people across the US for this report. Your phone can be part of the next survey; search ‘OpenSignal’ in the app store.