AT&T clocks average, real-world LTE speeds of 13 Mbps, OpenSignal survey finds

AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) users enjoyed the fastest LTE connections in the country, according to new data from OpenSignal, with average speeds of 13 Mbps. OpenSignal obtained its findings through its mobile application, which has been downloaded globally 3 million times. The findings were collected over the whole of 2012 and into early 2013. OpenSignal's results showed MetroPCS (NYSE:PCS) operated the slowest LTE network in the United States, on average, with speeds clocking in at 1.2 Mbps. "This is likely explained by the fact that MetroPCS is using a 5 MHz channel while most U.S. carriers are using 20 MHz channels that have the ability to deliver much higher speeds," said OpenSignal. Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) showed average LTE download speeds of 10 Mbps and Sprint Nextel's (NYSE:S) LTE network came in at 7.7 Mbps. Article