Global Wireless Solutions Crowns AT&T "Nation's Best Network"
Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) today announced AT&T (News - Alert) finished first in GWS' annual OneScore ranking -- the most definitive test of mobile network performance. As a result, AT&T earned the title of "Nation's Best Network", while Verizon finished second and T-Mobile (News - Alert) placed third.
GWS' OneScore ranking is the most definitive evaluation of today's 4G/5G networks as it combines controlled, scientific tests of the major networks with consumer survey feedback that identifies performance factors and features most important to consumers. The 2021 OneScore survey also focused heavily on consumers' perceptions on 5G availability and benefits, as 62% of consumers surveyed indicated they had 5G coverage available where they lived.
Wireless Network Benchmarking Results
AT&T networks received top marks for video and voice performance as well as reliability, while Verizon had the fastest upload speeds and best coverage, and T-Mobile did the best on the network capacity stress tests. Highlights from GWS' tests include:
OneScore 5G Consumer Survey Results
The 2021 survey portion of the OneScore specifically focused on consumer perceptions around 5G availability, benefits and usage. Key findings include:
To learn more about GWS' OneScore and the 2021 Best Network USA, visit www.gwsolutions.com/bestnetwork-usa.
Methodology and Notes to editors:
GWS conducted direct benchmark testing in all 50 states from March to July 2021. GWS drove nearly one million miles across 498 markets throughout the U.S. during the testing process, resulting in the completion of approximately 8 million individual controlled tests.
GWS' collection and evaluation of data were conducted using Rohde & Schwarz SmartBenchmarker test equipment, Samsung (News - Alert) Galaxy mobile devices, and GWS' MobiStat data evaluation and reporting platform.
All survey figures, unless stated otherwise, are from a study commissioned by GWS and conducted by Toluna. Total sample size was 5,000 adults (ages 18 and older). Fieldwork was undertaken between June 24 and July 12, 2021. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of adult Americans.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Global Wireless Solutions, headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, has set the industry standard for network benchmarking, analysis and testing. Its proprietary OneScore network ranking combines network testing data with real-world network usage scenarios to make the results relatable and easy to understand. Working with some of the world's largest wireless network providers, GWS offers network engineering and consumer behavior analysis through a suite of products, services, and diagnostic apps. Whether it's getting customer feedback (OneMeasure Consumer Panel) or having big data access to do network performance evaluations (MobiStat), GWS offers solutions that complement its drive, venue and in-building testing services. At last count, GWS has driven 14 million data collection miles for its customers. For more information, visit gwsolutions.com and follow us on Twitter at @gwsolutionsinc.
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