AT&T LTE Tests Show Amazing Speeds
AT&T did a demonstration of its own LTE network in Plano,Texas. It has very impressive results. The LTE network speed was an amazing 28.87 Mbits/s down and 10.4 Mbits/s up. This is way faster than what was reported of the Verizon’s speed. The Verizon’s LTE score peaked speeds of 18.6Mbps down and 5.7Mbps up on the LTE network, with averages of 9.2Mbps down and 3.4Mbps up.
Neither AT&T nor Verizon was available for comment. Verizon was first in with LTE technology, although AT&T said in October that it intended to provide a smooth, albeit slower, transition. (AT&T also began selling an LTE modem that month, although it lacked an LTE network, and it showed a prototype LTE phone this past January.)
“Priority one is you have to have a broad, ubiquitous, high-bandwidth experience. It has to be a very consistent experience wherever you are in the mobile broadband footprint,” AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson said in September.
During Verizon’s own LTE speed demonstrations earlier this year, Verizon said it experienced peak download speeds of 40 to 50 Mbps, and peak upload speeds of 20 to 25 Mbps. More indicative would be the sustained average data rates, which came in at 5 to 12 Mbps down and 2 to 5 Mbps up.
These numbers may be inaccurate because its hard to monitor how much congestion was on the Verizon network.