Ookla, the company behind Speedtest, has released a report on the health of mobile networks here in the United States. In that report, T-Mobile was deemed to have the best performing mobile network in the country, outscoring Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.
Speedtest, for those who don’t know, is a service that allows you to test the download and upload speed of your data connection (or Wi-Fi) from a website or their mobile app.
The report bases the information on a new Speed Score model that the company uses to measure the performance of mobile networks.
This year Ookla also introduced Speed Score to more accurately reflect the full breadth of networking experience on a given network. Speed Score incorporates low-end, median and top-end performance for both download and upload speed. It’s a comprehensive metric that combines all factors that matter to a good network experience into a single score.
Using this methodology, the test results should more accurately reflect what users can expect from a particular mobile network.