By: Mike Haberman, Vice President of Network Engineering, Verizon

A very interesting take by T-Mobile on the multiple third-party reports we've seen this summer. T-Mobile explains, from their viewpoint, the differing methodologies used by third parties to test wireless network performance. Then draw this conclusion: "T-Mobile and Verizon are neck and neck in virtually all of these tests." 

Are we reading the same reports? Taking words straight from some of these reports, here are a few points that make the neck and neck claim difficult to understand.

Verizon wins the state contest and, Verizon customers are much more likely to have a better LTE experience than customers of any other network.

P3 (crowdsourced): US State Connectivity Report)--7/31/18

Verizon’s performance in our national testing remained outstanding and far stronger than that of any other carrier.

RootMetrics® (drivetest) 1H 2018 National RootScore® Report--7/26/18

Verizon Wireless ranks highest in all six regions covered in the study.

J.D. Power (customer feedback): 2018 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Study-Volume 2--7/19/18

Verizon mobile customers get the best overall download speeds across the United States.

Tutela (crowdsourced):  United States Mobile Experience Report--May 2018