Sprint’s network performance in Boise in 2H15
In the earlier parts of this series, we learned about the improvement in Sprint’s (S) network performance in Corpus Christi in 2H15 as per the RootMetrics report. Based on RootMetrics results for Boise, Sprint’s network performance also improved in this market during the period.
Among the top four wireless carriers in the US, Sprint shared the first-place spot with T-Mobile (TMUS) in the overall network performance metric for this market in 2H15.
According to Sprint’s press release on November 17, 2015, “This is the first time Sprint has received a win for overall network performance in Boise. This testing marks the sixth time RootMetrics has tested Boise, with the last test occurring in May 2015.”
T-Mobile had the top spot in this metric for Boise in 1H15. Sprint shared second place in this metric for the market with Verizon (VZ) during that period. In 2H15, Verizon’s rank dropped a notch from 1H15. Meanwhile, AT&T (T) retained its fourth place in the metric for the market during 2H15.
Sprint’s network speed in Boise market in 2H15
Based on RootMetrics results, Sprint maintained its second-place spot in the network speed metric in the Boise market in 2H15. In 1H15, Sprint shared second place with Verizon. Verizon got the third spot in this metric for the Boise market in 2H15. T-Mobile and AT&T maintained their 1H15 first-place and fourth-place ranks in this metric in 2H15.
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