At the end of 2014, RootMetrics, a network monitoring firm, put together their yearly report that indicates just where the performance of each major wireless network stands when compared to the other.The result of this new report shows that only a few minor things have changed in the grand scheme of things, with both Verizon and AT&T leading the charge in performance. Sprint manages to take up the third spot, with T-Mobile rounding out the bottom of the report. This marks Verizon’s third year reign at the top of the charts from RootMetrics’ reports, with AT&T comfortably positioned in the second place spot for the same stretch of time.
The report is a compilation of different reports, including speed, call and data performance, reliability and text performance.
For Sprint subscribers, the good news is that Sprint ended 2014 on a strong note when it comes to their network performance, with RootMetrics noting that the Now Network made significant improvements in just about every category. In the end, the enhancements that Sprint made, both nationally and on a state-by-stateve level, gave it the edge to move just head of T-Mobile in the final report.
“While the network still trails the leaders in every category, Sprint made tremendous stridesâ€”particularly in reliabilityâ€”in the second half of the year. In fact, Sprint improved its tally of reliability index wins by 25 (all shared) compared to what we saw in the first half. Also consider that in the first half of 2014, Sprint recorded a download success rate below 97% in 108 out of the 125 markets that we tested; in this round of testing, that market count had dropped down to 52.“
Which carrier do you have, and are you happy with it?