Verizon vs T-Mobile vs AT&T: here’s how the three US carriers size up against the world 5G champions
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the slow progress and great struggles of the US 5G networks over the last couple of years, you probably won’t be shocked to hear that Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T are not ranked very high in Opensignal’s first-ever 5G Global Awards report.
T-Mobile is the world heavyweight champion of 5G availability
Yes, ladies and gents, Magenta has done it again, this time around surpassing operators as diverse as Kuwait’s Zain, South Korea’s SK Telecom, Saudi Arabia’s STC, Taiwan Mobile, and Thailand’s TrueMove H in addition to Verizon, AT&T, and… every single European carrier analyzed by Opensignal for the purposes of this fascinating new report.
For what it’s worth, AT&T also earned an honorable mention as a 5G availability “global leader” (which is different from a “global winner”, mind you), while Verizon, well, did not receive any such praise whatsoever.
No 5G speed prizes for US carriers
Both lists are dominated by Taiwan’s FarEasTone, in case you’re wondering, while including many other East Asian names and only a handful of European wireless service providers.
To give credit where credit is due, Verizon and AT&T are at least among the 30 major carriers around the world found to have made a big impact in the 5G games experience field compared to the same network performance indicator on 4G.
In other words, more progress will be needed before America’s wireless leaders can catch up with the likes of South Korea’s LG U+, Vodafone Ireland, Taiwan’s Chunghwa, Singapore’s Singtel, and… T-Mobile Netherlands.