Nation’s most comprehensive wireless network performance test finds fan wireless experience impacted by their preferred carrier 

Dulles VA — Oct 29, 2019: Fans who attended the 2019 World Series at Nationals Park this past weekend might have noticed significant differences in video upload speeds, data streaming, social media updates and overall network reliability depending on which wireless network they used. With overcapacity crowds in attendance, the stress on the networks was considerable.

Today Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) released results on how AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon performed for fans attending the World Series at Nats Park when it comes to voice, data, coverage and reliability. The results: AT&T outperformed the competition – delivering a fan experience superior to the other three carriers.

Key Findings:

  • Based on a score of 0-100, AT&T earned a GWS OneScore ranking of 90, followed by T-Mobile at 83, Sprint at 77 and Verizon at 53. Among other voice and data highlights, AT&T experienced download throughputs of 93 Mb/s, which was 40% faster than the next best operator (Sprint).
  • Unlike other benchmarking rankings, GWS Best Network OneScore takes into account voice, packet data, coverage and reliability metrics, and combines them into a single score that highlights the overall performance of each network.
  • Last month Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) released the findings of the most comprehensive study into U.S. wireless network performance to date.

 

Methodology:

During the fourth game of the 2019 MLB World Series in Nationals Park (Washington, D.C.) on October 26, GWS network testing specialists collected voice and data samples throughout the ballpark. SwissQual QualiPoc on Samsung Galaxy S10 collection devices were used to measure the performance of the Tier 1 mobile networks. Just over 2,200 samples were collected and compiled into a single OneScore, resulting in a combined overall operator experience measured on a scale from 0-100.

 

About Global Wireless Solutions, Inc.: 

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Global Wireless Solutions has set the industry standard for network benchmarking, analysis and testing. Its proprietary OneScore network ranking combines high-level network testing data with real-world network usage scenarios to make the results of testing relatable and easy to understand. Working with some of the world’s largest wireless network providers, GWS offers high-quality network data and engineering analysis through a suite of benchmarking products, services and OneMeasure diagnostic apps that include drive, venue and in-building testing. At last count, GWS has driven 12.5 million data collection miles for its customers. For more information, visit gwsolutions.com and follow us on Twitter at @gwsolutionsinc.

 

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