AT&T Takes Home the “Nation’s Fastest Wireless Network” Crown for 2019

AT&T 5G Is being built on top of the Nation’s Best and Also the Fastest Wireless Network

AT&T* customers value speed. And 2019 was a great year for AT&T customers!

The results are in—and AT&T is the Fastest Wireless Network in the Nation** for the fourth consecutive quarter according to results from Speedtest® by Ookla®. This also means AT&T led the way in consumer-initiated tests for all of 2019.

With over 10 million consumer-initiated tests taken daily with Speedtest, Ookla provides invaluable insight into the performance, quality and accessibility of networks worldwide. What’s more, AT&T remains the fastest network for iPhones**.

These results reflect the billions of dollars of technology investments we have spent on our wireless network creating great customer experiences. Speedtest results show we increased our speeds by 45.7% year-over-year, while one of our competitors never “checked the box” on speed with only a 16.5% increase year over year and the other defined what it meant to be “Un-speedy” with only a 9.4% increase year over year.


Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data average download speeds. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.

We’re building 5G on top of the Best Wireless Network in the Nation according to America’s biggest test.  And today, AT&T offers millions of AT&T customers access to 5G Evolution in over 550 markets in the U.S. on any of the 20 capable devices available today.

Additionally, AT&T scored the highest amongst US operators in the 5G theme by GlobalData, with a thematic score of 5 out of 5 in the Telecom Operators Sector Scorecard, which GlobalData says indicates that AT&T's activity in 5G will significantly improve its future performance.****

Get ready for an exciting 2020 as we bring new experiences to life as we work toward nationwide 5G in the first half of the year. Visit for more information on those efforts.

****GlobalData. (2019). Thematic Research: Telecom Operators Sector Scorecard (GDTMT-TR-R233). London, UK: Mewawalla, C., Caron, J. et al.