AT&T’s “5G E” is actually slower than Verizon and T-Mobile 4G, study finds
AT&T's "5G E" service is slightly slower than Verizon's and T-Mobile's advanced 4G LTE networks, a study by OpenSignal has found. AT&T renamed a large portion of its 4G network, calling it "5G E," for "5G Evolution." After comparing user-initiated speed tests from more than 1 million devices, OpenSignal found that AT&T's "5G E" phones get average speeds of 28.8Mbps, which is less than T-Mobile's 29.4Mbps and Verizon's 29.9Mbps but higher than Sprint's 20.4Mbps. The AT&T average of 18.2Mbps on non-advanced LTE was also slightly behind T-Mobile and Verizon but ahead of Sprint. In other words, AT&T's 5G E speeds are typical LTE-Advanced speeds. It is a real upgrade over the older portions of AT&T's 4G network, but that's true for all four carriers.
AT&T’s “5G E” is actually slower than Verizon and T-Mobile 4G, study finds Study: Sizing Up AT&T 5G Evolution – Does it Deliver a Faster Mobile Experience Worthy of a 5G Description? (telecompetitor)