T-Mobile responds to Verizon with actutal data performance

T-Mobile data network
T-Mobile was the fastest LTE network at both Republican and Democratic National Convention, as per third party data. The data pointed out that the network is 50 percent faster than Verizon in the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Also, the network has a 107 percent weekly increase in its network traffic in Philly and a 49 percent increase in Cleveland.

Last week, Verizon revealed its investment in the last six months and earlier to say that its network is capable of managing more data than rivals such as AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Apparently, Verizon is spending more on data network than its rivals in the U.S. wireless market.

T-Mobile says that the reports related to the convention suggested that 14 percent more data usage was seen in Democrats when compared to GOP with the streaming video usage being 34.3 percent and 24.6 percent for Democrats and Republicans, respectively.  The Internet speed was averaged at 25.2 percent and 35.8 percent for the Democrats and Republicans, respectively too.
T-Mobile network quality
The mobile operator recently outpaced rivals again in the second quarter, with the revenue going up by 13 percent, adding 646,000 mainstream phone connections in the quarter ended on June 30, 2016. The network spans across 224 million people, while its long-range 700MHz A-Block spectrum reaches more than 200 million people in 350 markets. The company intends to continue agreements with multiple parties to continue the rollout of 700MHz spectrum in the second half of 2016.

Though still lagging behind AT&T and Verizon, this quarter shows the carrier leading with AT&T Inc., losing 180,000 mainstream phone connections and Verizon Communications Inc. adding only 86,000 phones in the period. Sprint Corp. managed to add up 173,000 mainstream phone customers owing to its discounted offerings.

T-Mobile additions were attributed to retaining of the service with low number of people canceling or switching from the operator, in comparison.

The foretold figure of mainstream connections was also amended to 3.4 million to 3.8 million, from the previous figure of 3.2 million to 3.6 million.

Inspire of this, the profits of the group fell by 38 percent to $225 million reason being higher interest expenses and taxes, and lower interest income but revenue escalated to $9.2 billion.

The telecom network operator has been investing in upgrading and expanding its 4G network. It has become one of the fastest telecom service providers in the majority of the U.S. cities covered by the survey, as per the PCMag 2016 Fastest Mobile Networks test. It is trying to match with Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc., having already acquired the third position after surpassing Sprint Corp., in terms of subscriber count.

Vina Krishnan
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