2017 Internet Speed Rankings research they compiled together with SourceForge, a leading name when it comes to open source software repository on the web.
The results of the research were obtained from users throughout the country who ran the Wirefly Speed Test on their own smartphone. Wirefly then compiled these results to see which major carrier earned a credible title this year.
When it came to the speed of U.S. carriers, the result showed this:
The result showed that T-Mobile led the other three carriers at a speed of 21.06 Mbps. Verizon came close at a speed of 20.91 Mbps, followed by AT&T at 16.33 Mbps, and finally, Sprint at 14.82 Mbps.
When it came to the fastest mobile download speed, the carriers showed these results:
- T-Mobile - 22.18 Mbps
- Verizon Wireless - 21.45 Mbps
- AT&T - 17.00 Mbps
- Sprint - 15.76 Mbps
- Verizon Wireless - 16.06 Mbps
- T-Mobile - 11.06 Mbps
- AT&T - 10.23 Mbps
- Sprint - 6.35 Mbps
Unlike the other two results wherein T-Mobile led the competition and Verizon was only shy of less than 1 Mbps, the tables have turned. Verizon led the other three carriers as the one with the fastest mobile upload speeds of 16.06 Mbps. T-Mobile trailed right behind it but was not close enough to steal the spot at 11.06 Mbps. AT&T remains on third at 10.23 Mbps, and Sprint remains dead last at 6.35 Mbps.