Verizon customers in California are the real winners in newest RootMetrics® wireless network performance report

Feb 23, 2016, 13:00 ET from Verizon

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon customers in California are enjoying all the benefits of the top performing wireless network in the state, as rated by the new California RootScore® Report by RootMetrics. RootMetrics is an independent mobile analytics firm that uses off-the-shelf consumer smartphones to test the network capabilities of all four major U.S. wireless carriers in six network performance categories across various geographies.

This marks the fifth consecutive time Verizon won the Overall RootScore award in California. Verizon also was ranked first in speed and data performance and tied for first in reliability, call and text performance. Additionally, for the fifth consecutive time, Verizon's wireless network has been acknowledged by RootMetrics as the leader in overall performance among national wireless service providers across the U.S. Scores are based on RootMetrics drive and 624 indoor tests, including 17,947 miles in California, from July through December 2015.

"We're pleased that the Golden State RootScore report rates the Verizon network No. 1 for the fifth consecutive time," said Brian Mecum, vice president, Network for Verizon. "And while we will take a quick moment to celebrate the results, we are already back to work because we know a better network matters to our customers."

Verizon continues to enhance its network in California by deploying new technology such as small cells in dense metro areas including Los Angeles and San Francisco; distributed antenna systems; and expanding XLTE coverage, which doubles 4G LTE network bandwidth in cities nationwide, with faster peak speeds and greater capacity than before. In addition, Verizon has aggressively deployed LTE Advanced and carrier aggregation, which uses software to combine multiple network channels running on different spectrum bands into one big pipe, significantly increasing speeds for consumers. 

Verizon's innovative network solutions were recently highlighted in the San Francisco Bay Area and at Levi's Stadium.

Additionally, Verizon's wireless network was also recognized by RootMetrics as earning the most first place or shared first place rankings among the nation's top airports in the second half of 2015, with 25 Data RootScore Awards including John Wayne-Orange County (SNA), San Francisco International (SFO), and Los Angeles International (LAX).

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) employs a diverse workforce of 177,700 and generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 112 million retail connections nationwide. Headquartered in New York, the company also provides communications and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.

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Rankings based on RootMetrics U.S., California, and Airport RootScore Reports: 2H, 2015. Tested with best commercially available smartphones on 4 national mobile networks across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Verizon. Visit for more details.

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