The four major carriers in the United States — Verizon Wireless,
AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile — all advertise some form of 4G
technology, whether it is LTE, WiMAX or HSPA , and each company claims
to have either the most reliable, biggest, fastest or best network.
put the carriers claims to test in its “2012 Mobile Speed Test” and
found that AT&T’s 4G LTE service featured the fastest download
speeds while Verizon’s 4G LTE network provided the fastest upload
speeds. T-Mobile’s HSPA 21 network was the fastest 3G service and the
carrier’s HSPA 42 service held its own with both AT&T’s and
Verizon’s 4G networks, making T-Mobile a good choice for many wireless
users who are looking for affordable plans.
Sprint’s 3G service and
WiMAX technology lagged behind the competition according to the report.
The “real-world speed tests” were conducted in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago,
Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San
Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Washington DC.