Verizon focuses on technological advancements to boost its network performance
Verizon (VZ) has focused on network quality over the years, building a strong reputation with customers and its position as the leading US carrier. A key variable in Verizon’s network success is its consistent capital investment in its wireless network.
Since 2000, Verizon has invested more than $111 billion in the US. Its goal is to deliver a better network to its subscribers through Verizon LTE Advanced, which the company claims to be the backbone of the country’s largest and fastest 4G LTE network.
Verizon subscribers can experience 50% faster peak speeds through carrier aggregation for video streaming and large downloads compared to wireless data networks nationwide. On August 29, 2016, its network covered 461 cities from coast to coast, available to roughly 98% of the US.
RootMetrics network performance results in 1H16
According to the first half of 2016 RootScore Report, Verizon placed first across all six network performance categories—overall performance, network reliability, speed, data, call performance, and text performance. Verizon won the overall network performance award for the sixth consecutive time.
Verizon won or tied for the lead place in 48 of 50 states in overall network performance. Verizon won or shared first place in 274 of 300 state-level award categories. At the national level, AT&T (T) came second in five out of six categories—overall performance, network reliability, speed, data, and text performance. In call performance, Sprint (S) beat second-place AT&T.
PC Magazine performed a speed test of all four carriers in 30 major cities. This test indicated that Verizon’s 4G LTE network is the nation’s fastest 4G mobile network for the second year in a row, topping AT&T, T-Mobile (TMUS), and Sprint.
According to 2016 US Wireless Network Quality Performance Report by J.D. Power, Verizon Wireless is ranked the highest network quality across five regions in the US for the 17th time in a row.