CHICAGO, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RootMetrics, an independent mobile analytics firm based in Seattle, released its Midway Airport and O'Hare Airport RootScore® reports and Verizon Wireless received the highest award for data network performance. This is Verizon's third consecutive win at Midway.
Each RootScore is calculated from a combination of tests that are weighted to reflect the impact that a consumer would experience. Scores were based on RootMetrics testing performed on March 24, 2015 at Midway and March 26, 2015 at O'Hare, where the company tested the four major U.S. wireless providers in data network performance.
"Travelers at Chicago airports rely on their mobile devices for getting work done to simply checking in, so having a reliable wireless network is paramount," said Brian Pascoe, region president, Verizon Wireless. "These RootMetrics results prove to our customers that we are dedicated to providing them with a premier wireless experience. We are constantly making investments in our network to stay ahead of their wireless needs."
Verizon operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network.
In mid-2014, Verizon Wireless rolled out its latest XLTE network technology in Chicago. XLTE utilizes Verizon's AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) spectrum to double 4G LTE network capacity. Greater capacity means more customers at once can send photos, download videos, surf the internet and more at peak speeds on their smartphones, tablets and other devices.
While XLTE network enhancements are invisible to the customer, the mobile experience is not. XLTE-ready devices automatically access both 700 MHz spectrum and the AWS spectrum in XLTE cities, such as Chicago. XLTE adds capacity in neighborhoods or areas where demand is high, especially during busy periods like rush hour, lunch times in crowded areas or during events when mobile data use is the highest.
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Rankings based on RootMetrics Chicago MDW (March 24, 2015) and Chicago ORD (March 26, 2015) Airport RootScore Reports for mobile performance as tested on best available plans and devices on four mobile networks across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Verizon. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for more details.
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