Verizon has once again become the number one Wireless Company, an honor which it lost to AT&T a year before. Verizon took measures to regain its lost prestige after adding capacity to relieve network congestion which had led to the low service quality in various cities including New York.
Verizon was the quickest national service in the first half of the year and once again became the Number One. It excelled in every department which included quality, reliability, calling and data service. In text messaging, Verizon is only second to AT&T.
Verizon operates the largest wireless service in the US and has expanded capacity by utilizing AWS airwaves for quicker services. The upgrade signals a change in the strategy and focus which has shifted to quality instead of price and flexibility like smaller peers T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp.
RootMetrics President Bill Moore said in an interview said, “Verizon has done well with the quick deployment of their AWS network. A year ago AT&T was speeding up, while Verizon was slowing down. There’s always ebb and flow as new networks eventually carry more load.”
Verizon was lagging behind AT&T with regards to network speed last year as per RootMetrics’s studies. The first six month of 2014 saw AT&T coming second in every department which was tested by the researcher except bar text messaging.
The service provider which came last in the survey was T-Mobile which is the fourth largest wireless provider in the US. T-Mobile however overtook AT&T to occupy the second slot behind Verizon in city locations when it came to speed.
The improvement in speed suggests that the two dominant carriers, AT&T and Verizon have to work harder to stop migration of their consumers to other smaller carriers.
T-Mobile has been garnering a lot of attention and came second only to Verizon when it comes to speed. T-Mobile has been aggressively recruiting new subscribers by offering cheaper plans and financing.