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Did Sprint Improve Its Network Reliability in Atlanta?

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Sprint’s network reliability in Atlanta

In the last part of the series, we learned about Sprint’s (S) performance as per the RootMetrics second half 2015 US metro report. Now let’s look at the carrier’s performance among the top four US wireless players in a key metro market of Atlanta, according to the 1st Half 2016 Metro Area RootScore Report for the market. As per the report, Sprint’s position in the network reliability parameter improved two notches from its score in the RootMetrics’ previous report in 2H15. Note that the top four US (SPY) wireless players include Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), and T-Mobile (TMUS).

Based on the 1st Half 2016 Metro Area RootScore Report for Atlanta, Sprint shared the top spot in the network reliability metric with AT&T in this market. Verizon was third place in this metric for the market, as per the report.

Earlier in the previous report for the metro market by RootMetrics dated 2H15, AT&T had shared this top spot for the metric with Verizon. T-Mobile’s rank was fourth in the RootMetric reports for this metro market for 1H16 and 2H15.

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Sprint’s call performance in Atlanta

Based on the 1st Half 2016 Metro Area RootScore Report for Atlanta, Sprint won the top spot among the top four US wireless players in the call performance category for the market. Meanwhile, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile shared the second place in this parameter for Atlanta, as per the report.

In the previous RootMetrics report for the metro market from 2H15, AT&T and Verizon had shared the top spot in the metric. Additionally, Sprint and T-Mobile had third and fourth spots, respectively, in this metric for the metro market, as per that report.

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