New analysis deems AT&T 5G ’essentially worthless,’ crowns Verizon as Dallas’ best carrier

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Almost a year after rolling out 5G, AT&T and other major carriers’ mobile network speeds don’t quite live up to the hype – yet.That’s according to PCMag’s annual analysis, which the technology website has conducted for the last 11 years.This year, it tapped roughly two-dozen drivers in 26 cities – including Dallas – to drive around and test downloads, uploads, latency and reliability on each carrier’s network using Samsung Galaxy S10 and S20 series phones.Roughly one year after major wireless carriers announced the beginning of 5G rollout across the country, PCMag concluded that Verizon had the fastest 4G and 5G speeds, followed by AT&T and T-Mobile.Every carrier showed “significantly higher” download speeds and reliability over the previous year. Those increases, however, are mostly due to 4G improvements and not 5G, particularly on AT&T’s network, according to the report.“To make a long story short, AT&T 5G right now appears to be essentially worthless,” according to PCMag lead mobile analyst Sascha Segan, who authored the report.Mirroring connectivity trends at the initial launch of 4G technology in 2012, the ramp up to advertised 5G speeds could take some time as carriers like AT&T …

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