The annual ritual of St. Patrick's Day includes the inevitable bar crawl and lots of partying. What better way to accompany such activities than selfies, video uploads and music downloads? For those people who will be celebrating in Manhattan, CNBC now has the data on which Irish bars have the best connectivity for their customers.
The research comes from Global Wireless Solutions, or more simply GWS. Founded in 1996, the firm is an industry leader in benchmark testing for cellphone companies. When you see a commercial from AT&T or Verizon describing the quality of their service, chances are the data comes from GWS.
In the past decade, the company has driven over 9 million miles around the world measuring a variety of factors, including reliability and speed. The data help cellphone companies decide if they need to improve their coverage, possibly by adding more towers.
GWS sent out teams of three engineers to each location, decked out in a variety of high tech electronics, measuring and assesing the cell quality at each location.