Verizon Wireless has been rated as the number one in overall network performance among the four national wireless companies in the United States.
The rating was done by RootMetrics in its National Rootscore Report released last month and it’s the fifth year in a row Verizon is being feted. RootMetrics is an independent mobile analytics firm that uses off-the-shelf consumer smart phones to physically test a wireless network’s capabilities in a number of categories across various geographies.
A press statement by Verizon said scores are based on RootMetrics drive tests and 6, 607 indoor location tests conducted across 232, 000 miles in all 50 states, including 125 metro areas. The study was conducted from July through to December 2015. The company evaluated all four U.S. wireless companies in six network performance categories: overall, reliability, speed, data, call, and text performance.
Mike Haberman, the vice president-network support for Verizon said they are happy to be feted for another year. “We’re pleased that a 5th straight overall RootMetrics ranking has the Verizon network at the top, but our focus already has turned to winning number six – because our customers depend on us to be even better tomorrow.”
He added; “right now, our teams are assessing how we can enhance network performance across the country. And because we know customers and businesses rely on Verizon to reliably connect more than ever, we’re accelerating our deployment of new technologies to continue to improve our network ahead of growing demand.”
In the report, Verizon improved in Network Reliability and Text RootScore award counts, winning or sharing 272 total State RootScore Awards versus 253 during the 1H 2015 report. Verizon continues to enhance its network by aggressively deploying new technology such as LTE Advanced and carrier aggregation. It uses software to combine multiple network channels running on different spectrum bands into one big pipe to significantly increase sustained speeds for customers.