Sprint’s WiMAX dethroned, Verizon’s LTE reigns supreme

April 3, 2011
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Sprint has been known to be the 4G king. However most recently, Sprint has been dethroned. Based on the research conducted by BTIG, Sprint’s WiMAX network is no longer  the country’s fastest mobile internet. Sprint’s speeds have been topped by Verizon’s LTE network.

The recently launched LTE network of Verizon out-performed the WiMAX network of Sprint during a series of 1000 speed tests that took place in New York City. Using HTC’s EVO 4G for Sprint and Thunderbolt for Verizon, internet speed tests were matched and surprisingly, Verizon’s LTE network surpassed Sprint’s WiMAX by significant margins. It’s also worth noting that Verizon’s LTE network also provided better coverage and reliability than that of Sprint’s WiMAX. Indeed impressive.

The results can really attest that Verizon deserves the throne for the king of 4G. Average speeds for Verizon’s LTE network were 9Mbps down and 5Mbps up. On the other hand, Sprint’s WiMAX network ran out at 1Mbps up and also 1Mbps down.

Overall, which do you think is better?

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