Verizon reaches insane 953 Mbps download speeds outside the lab, tells T-Mobile 'eat crow'



While 1Gbps+ download speeds aren't technically 5G, you can rest assured that carriers may try and brand them as such, that is why the news that Verizon has hit the whopping 953 Mbps outside the lab with real-life equipment in Boca Raton, Florida, is quite significant. Despite that a tad higher speeds have been achieved in synthetic lab setups, including by T-Mobile, this is the fastest network speed hit in a real-world network environment, and Verizon's chief wireless network officer didn't hesitate to boast a bit:


Moreover, even though Verizon managed to pull this off only be engaging all of its network add-ons - cell site, hardware, software and backhaul - on a licensed and unlicensed spectrum combo, and with four carrier aggregation, it still told T-Mobile "eat crow" in the elegant tweet you see above. The Un-carrier has been bragging around with OpenSignal's Q2 awards for speed and reliability, so Verizon now has a nice counter to engage when tests say its average network speed has fallen down since the introduction of unlimited data plans.

source: Verizon via FierceWireless

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14 Comments

1. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Verizon - Get rid of the bloatware and your, IMO, Useless service and become the big fat pipe you brag about being and see how many will flock to your network. An for goodness sake stop nickel-ing and dime-ing your customers to death. T- mobile your a little bit better but you also need to become a fat pipe and nothing else. let Google and and its device manufactures do what the do best with the software and hardware. When you two do this then you can brag about who has the quickest network ( oh Same applies for AT&T) we all just need you guys to be fat pipes nothing more and nothing less

2. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

this is the most irrelevant comment you could have composed.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

When actual customers can achieve that speed, the Verizon can tell them to eat crow. Until then, shut up.

4. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

Oh the great times I had with my Verizon Droid Charge 50 mbps download speed. Two years later after everyone else got 4g phones 0.25 mbps. Bought a Nexus 4 and HSPA+ on Att was getting 10 mbps never looked back.

8. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Back during the HTC Thunderbolt and Droid Bionic days Verizon had faster downloads than any Internet service provider in Fargo, ND. Slowed to a crawl, almost didn't work in parts of town 2 years later. Got back up near 50mbps last fall, and now I'm averaging around 12mbps after unlimited.

5. DaBigDogg

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

When Verizon will let me get 1/60 of that speed consistently again I'll give two damns. Right now Verizon can piss off.

6. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

That speed test is mostly irrelevant. Consumers will never see that kind of performance through their phones. Verizon will still claim they need to "optimize" their network to avoid giving consumers decent data usage allotments. In my area I can get 24Mbps landline internet access with a 1Terrabyte allotment. Why can't they offer the same over cellular network?

9. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Where I live I can get over 100Mbps with no data cap. But I just abuse Verizon and use a couple hundred GB on my Hotspot every month, even throttled I hit 5-7Mbps.

7. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

What is the point of such speed when you can't enjoy it? Here is disclaimer for unlimited data plan on Verizon "4G LTE only. After 22 GB/line/mo, we may prioritize your data behind other Verizon customers during network congestion. Not available for machine-to-machine services. Mobile hotspot/tethering reduced to 3G speeds after 10GB/month; domestic data roaming at 2G speeds."

10. ldpantoja

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I wish I could post pictures on the comments. I just performed a Speedtest, 8.62 down, 7.47 up. Go Verizon go!!! The most overrated, overpriced company besides Apple!!!!!!

11. patroni0

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

I have NEVER seen anything remotely over 50mbps on Verizon in any part of the country. This is total BS.

12. patroni0

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

just tested, in New Jersey, 8.70 down/ 0.34 up, embarrassing

13. boidsonly

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

BFD. VZW will charge an arm and a leg for access to those speeds...

14. ldpantoja

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I'm really thinking about going back to T-Mobile

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