RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – In new speed tests, Verizon delivers the fastest downloads and T-Mobile takes the top spot for uploads.

Canada-based Tutela says average download speeds across Verizon’s nationwide network came in at 21 megabits per second.

AT&T took second at 13.3 Mbps.

For uploads, T-Mobile delivered 9.11 Mbps.

Verizon came in second best at 8.72 Mbps.

Tutela says ot made more than 11 billion measurements involving nearly 1 million people in April across current 4G networks.

The carriers are currently involved in research to deploy next-generation 5G technology which promises wireless sppeds capable of matching cable broadband.

“There is understandably a lot of interest in the industry about network speeds, with operators wanting to be the fastest, however the focus is often on the peak speed results taken under optimum test conditions, something very few end-users experience in the real world,” explained Tutela Vice President Tom Luke.

“Our results are based upon the network performance users experience on a day-to-day basis, when carrying out typical activities.”

For more details and to get a free download of the report, check out Tutela’s website.

Various other reports study network performance in areas other than speed, such PCMag and RootMetrics.