Report: T-Mobile shows sharp improvement in HSPA network latency

T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) appears to have notably improved the latency speeds on its HSPA network in June and July when compared with the April-May timeframe, according to a new report form research firm OpenSignal. The report found that in the June-July timeframe T-Mobile's latency on its HSPA network dipped below 150 milliseconds, after having been above 150 milliseconds before. AT&T Mobility (NYSE: T) slightly edged out T-Mobile for the lowest latency on LTE networks among the four Tier 1 carriers in the June-July timeframe, the firm reported.

Latency is defined as the time it takes for a source to send a packet of data to a receiver. Latency is typically measured in milliseconds. The lower the latency (the fewer the milliseconds), the better the network performance. Click here for the full OpenSignal report.

Article updated Aug. 21 to remove misleading information about Sprint.