Nielsen Mobile Performance Data
An analysis of Nielsen Mobile Performance (NMP) data shows the Sprint LTE Plus Network delivers faster download speeds than Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.1
Nielsen data matters because it looks at how real customers are actually experiencing the network based on a panel of volunteers representing more than 270 million consumers. It does this with an app that continually monitors performance on their phones, measuring LTE download speeds for common applications such as Facebook, Netflix, YouTube, Snapchat etc. This crowd-sourced data is always working uninterrupted in the background to show us exactly what wireless customers are actually experiencing.
In PC Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for the Sprint iPhone 6s the publication analyzed more than 32,000 Speedtest.net results for LTE connections on Sprint iPhones from October 1-9, 2015. They found that average download speeds on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were 50 percent faster than the iPhone 5/5c/5s. And they found peak speeds of more than 120Mbps on the Sprint network.
GTI Market Development Award
At Mobile World Congress 2016, Sprint was awarded the GTI Market Development Award for its outstanding contribution furthering the development of TD-LTE.
FierceWireless reports that in the fourth quarter of 2015 Sprint had the lowest LTE latency, beating out AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. This is the third consecutive quarter for Sprint to hold this lowest latency ranking. (Latency is the delay between the time wireless information is sent and received. Low latency means faster transmissions, and that’s a great thing!)
In the second half of 2015 Sprint achieved a total of 212 first place (outright or shared) RootMetrics® RootScore® Awards for overall, reliability, speed, data, call, or text network performance in 125 metro markets, compared to 135 awards in 2H14 and 27 awards in 1H14.2 212 awards is the most achieved in Sprint’s company history. Just a few of our recent wins include:
Sprint now has the top rated network in Las Vegas with a #1 ranking in overall performance, data performance, and speed; along with a tie for #1 in reliability, call and text. Wow!
Sprint’s network in Denver is #1 in speed and data performance, and ties for #1 in overall performance
Corpus Christi, Texas
Sprint now has the fastest mobile network in Corpus Christi, with a #1 ranking in network speed and data performance.
The Sprint network is tied for #1 in overall performance in Boise.
Daytona Beach, Florida
Sprint ties for #1 in reliability, call and text in Daytona Beach!
PDX Airport (Portland)
Sprint ties for #1 in data performance and has the fastest median download speeds at 30.6Mbps.
Sprint now has the fastest median download speed in Houston, and it has received a shared #1 ranking in overall performance, speed, reliability, and call performance; along with an outright 1st place win in text performance. Wow!
1Speed claim based on LTE download speed analysis using Nielsen NMP data for top 4 carriers in 44 markets between October to December 2015. Actual download speeds may vary by location and device capability.
2RootMetrics award rankings based on RootMetrics 125 Metro RootScore Reports (July – December 2015) for mobile performance, as tested on best available plans and devices on four mobile networks across all available network types. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Sprint. Your results may vary. See rootmetrics.com for details.