T-Mobile US 4G LTE network fastest in America, says CEO John Legere

T-Mobile US 4G LTE network is the fastest in America, says the telecom operator’s CEO John Legere, showing its rivalry against big competitor AT&T.

“Finally we agree with AT&T on something: Faster is better,” said John Legere, president and chief executive officer of T-Mobile. “I warned the competition this day would come, and millions of speed tests from real people using their own phones prove it: T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE network is the fastest network in the nation — bar none.”

According to test results performed by consumers on Speedtest, T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE network delivers the highest average network speeds of all U.S. wireless providers, with 17.8 Mbps. Its network also delivers more consistently fast 4G LTE speeds than any other carrier.

T-Mobile US LTE network is available to reach 209 million people, with 43 of the top 50 markets now served by 10+10 MHz LTE.

T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network already outperforms the competition, and in areas with 10+10 MHz, T-Mobile has measured download speeds of up to 72 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 27 Mbps, including New York, Chicago, Miami and San Francisco. At those speeds, customers could download a 90-minute high-definition (HD) movie in five and a half minutes or a whole music album in 13 seconds.

Neville Ray, CTO, T-Mobile
Neville Ray, CTO, T-Mobile
Neville Ray, chief technology officer for T-Mobile, said: “First we deployed nationwide LTE at breakneck speed, covering more than 200 million people in just six months. Now, we’re adding more and more spectrum to this footprint and have commenced the launch of our Wideband LTE service, doubling already best-in-class speeds.”

With the launch of T-Mobile Wideband LTE in North Dallas last November, T-Mobile beat another company milestone, delivering 20+20 MHz LTE ahead of 2014, which is capable of peak download speeds of 150 Mbps.

T-Mobile has measured download speeds of 147 Mbps and uplink speeds of up to 40 Mbps in North Dallas, meaning customers could download a 90-minute HD movie in under three minutes or a whole music album in 7 seconds.

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