However, according to OpenSignal's actual rate test, the actual rate of the 5G E network of US communications operator AT&T is lower than that of the existing competitor Verizon or T-Mobile's 4G network.
In the test, AT&T users who support 5G E smart devices have a better experience than those that do not have 5G E services (such as those that do not support LTE Cat16). However, the 4G service rate of other operators is not much different, far from the declared ladder improvement.
Perhaps it is more appropriate to call it 4G Advanced Pro.
OpenSignal data shows that LTE (ie 4G) networks have been improving since their introduction, carrier carrier aggregation, 256-QAM or 4x4 MIMO technology provides a much faster experience than the original version of 4G, these technologies have been in 2009-2011 Year after year.
However, AT&T's 5G New Radio (5G New Radio; 5G NR) is already open for mobile hotspot users. In the coming months, US carriers will launch smart models that support 5G NR. Verizon has planned to officially operate the 5G network on April 11.
5G deployment will accelerate in 2019, and OpenSignal believes that fair network experience metrics in the real world will become more important.