In case you missed it, Ookla, a Mashable sister site, recently released data about which mobile network delivers the zippiest upload and download speeds. The analysis even delves into video performance and 5G prowess.
Which is the fastest mobile network for phones?
According to Ookla, T-Mobile is the mobile network you should have on your radar.
As of Q4 of 2023, with its median download speed of 188.96, T-Mobile is the fastest mobile network. Verizon is a distant second at 91.62. AT&T is third at 90.82.
When it comes to uploads, it’s the same story. T-Mobile led the pack with 12 megabytes per second, and Verizon and AT&T, with less than 10 MBps each, followed not-so-closely behind.
Unsurprisingly, T-Mobile took the crown again in the video performance round, delivering better marks for its propensity to run visual content better than the rest.
Among phones on 5G networks, guess who knocked it out of the park? You guessed it: T-Mobile once again.
“T-Mobile had the fastest median 5G download speed in the U.S. at 238.87 Mbps during Q4 2023, an improvement on its performance during Q3 2023,” Ookla reported.
T-Mobile also beat its two rivals at a slew of other benchmarks as well, including consistency and latency. Check out the full report here. This analysis is based on mobile devices that run speed tests at Ookla.