According to the latest report of opensignal, a market research company, the average 5g download speed of the three major telecom operators in the United States is only 47-58mbps, and T-Mobile us is the leader in 5g download speed.It is reported that the survey result of opensignal comes from its analysis of the use of hundreds of millions of terminal devices on the networks of major telecom operators in the United States from September to December 2020.
Ian Fogg, the chief analyst in charge of opensignal's latest report, said that the huge drop in download speed of Verizon 5g network was due to the fact that in June 2020, Verizon's 5g network was mainly based on millimeter wave spectrum and could provide ultra high speed services, but its 5g network availability was only 0.4%. "Now Verizon has launched a 5g service based on low-frequency spectrum (sub-6ghz), and the availability of its 5g network has increased to 9.5%, but the speed has also decreased." He said.
It can be said that the 5g network speed of major operators in the United States is indeed very unsatisfactory, even not as fast as that of LTE-A network in some countries.
In response, Ian Fogg said that US operators have been constrained by the lack of medium frequency spectrum. "3.5GHz band is the most widely used band in 5g network in the world. Most networks use 3.5GHz as their only 5g band. That's why the download speed of 5g network in most countries is 5-6 times faster than that of 4G network, and the average speed can reach 300mbps. "
The auction of C-band spectrum in the United States has recently ended, with the auction amount reaching 80.9 billion US dollars, a record high. But the exact results of the auction, which spectrum companies will win, have yet to be announced. After obtaining the intermediate frequency band spectrum, the 5g network speed in the U.S. market is expected to be greatly boosted.