Smaller Carriers I would like to see some statistics for smaller carriers. Such as the top 5 cities for US Cellular LTE.
47.88/17.01mbps 57ms Exton, PA 19341 ATT using Moto Atrix HD »imgur.com/tf0kA
Actually, I might have been in West Chester, PA 19380. I am seeing similar speeds in certain spots of both towns.
Although, I do average much lower than that, because I am indoors a lot, so anywhere from 4-18, sometimes spurts to 30-32 depending on signal. 4-5 bars is easily over 20-25mbps every time, 1-2 bars is around 4mbps, 3 bars falls somewhere in between.
Less dense cities likely to have higher avg performance The cities with top performance are not very dense compared to the largest cities so there are less users per site. Until carriers start to focus on capacity management rather than just coverage, such as infill with more LTE sites within a zone, mid-dense cities will probably avg better than larger denser cities.
But even so, KC FTW.
Re: Less dense cities likely to have higher avg performance
said by xenophon:Yep my area doesn't "officially" have 4G from Verizon but it's been here for 2 weeks and I can easily get over 30 Mbps on speed tests. My best download was 37 Mbps and I've gotten as high as 14.7 on upload.
The cities with top performance are not very dense compared to the largest cities so there are less users per site.
Verizon LTE in KC is great. I just got 14.2 down, 2.3 up sitting at my desk in the middle of an office building.
Re: Verizon LTE in KC is great. Can get up to 24Mbps on Sprint near window in downtown office building, about 10-12Mbps at my desk. Not that smartphones need that much. The low latency has more impact to smartphone apps after a few Mbps.
Re: Verizon LTE in KC is great. I agree, unless I'm in a hurry to download a new app, 3G is typically fast enough. Well I guess if I try to use the NFL Sunday Ticket app the LTE speeds are nice.
Sprint the Reason? Sprint is headquartered in the Kansas City area (Overland Park), so probably decided high quality service was essential in its headquarters city. To keep up with Sprint competitively the other carriers probably decided to upgrade.
Re: Sprint the Reason? That may explain KC avg on Sprint but not necessarily why KC is also 1/2 on VZW/ATT. Could be there is better logistics for backhaul availability across KC.
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Saint Louis, MO
| |said by PastTense:After living in KC for years with Sprint service, I can tell you that historically they've not treated KC any better than any other city
Sprint is headquartered in the Kansas City area (Overland Park), so probably decided high quality service was essential in its headquarters city. To keep up with Sprint competitively the other carriers probably decided to upgrade.
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Re: AT&T LTE Am curious, what's your latency/ping time?
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San Antonio, TX
Re: AT&T LTE 60-70 ms.
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WiFi or actual 4G speed? Live here in Kansas City and can only manage 6-9Mbps over Tmo.
But if I hook to the wireless in our apartment that my roomie uses for his laptop since I hate wireless anything, I get up to 12.
So I guess my question is, is everyone with speeds over 10Mb using Wifi or are they actually ON 4G using their phone as it was intended?
And I cannot wait for Google to get their butts NORTH of the river in EITHER state. Stupid wait till January before the raffle comes up here...
Re: WiFi or actual 4G speed? IM pulling 50 consistently late at night on ATT in 19341. Just went live with LTE less than two weeks ago here. Three times faster than my home connection but metered