A report released last month by RootMetrics for the first half of 2016 has placed Verizon Wireless ahead of its competitors in the overall performance award.
The main interpretation of the report is that Verizon customers in Boston are having the best time enjoying their services compared to other providers. RootMetrics is a self-regulating mobile analytics firm thus its reports and findings are held with high regard.
They use off-the-shelf consumer smartphones to test the network capabilities of all four major U.S. wireless carriers in six network performance categories across various geographies. Michele White, the Network Director for Verizon’s Northeast Market said they are pleased with the recognition that shows they are still the best in America.
“We are pleased that RootMetrics has recognized our continued dedication to building the best wireless network in the Boston area for our customers. This award paired with Verizon’s recent announcement to invest $300 million in a city-wide fiber network demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide the best telecommunications services in the city.”
White noted that the award will help in laying the foundation for future wireless innovation, including the deployment of 5G technology. A total of 89 indoor locations across all competitors were covered in the report which had more than 61,000 tests conducted between April 3 and 9. Verizon also ranked first in network reliability as well as call performance. RootMetrics professional testers drove more than 4,000 miles throughout the Boston metro area in the recent study.
This is not the first time that Verizon is being feted by RootMetrics. They rated their wireless network as the leader among all major national wireless service providers for the fifth consecutive time during testing in the second half of 2015. Verizon also earned the most first place or shared first place data performance rankings in the nation’s top airports during second-half 2015.