By Jay Jay
A new research conducted on mobile network performance in the UK has ranked EE as the premier network provider in London.
O2, Three and Vodafone followed closely behind on parameters like calls, mobile internet and text performance in the Network Reliability Index.
The RootScores, based on a scale of 1 to 100, gave 93.5 points to EE, followed by 90.5 to Three, 89.8 to O2 and 88.1 to Vodafone. It also revealed that all four networks had scored higher than they did in a previous study conducted in April.
In terms of download speeds, EE topped with an average of 23.1 Mbps while Three brought up the rear with an average of 6.8 Mbps. On the other hand, Three (92.3) emerged as the leader in call performance with a slender lead over O2 (92.1) and EE (91.4) while Vodafone was almost out of sight at 85.7.
Bill Moore, CEO of RootMetrics that conducted the study, said: "Our unbiased testing is meant to show people in London how the mobile networks perform in real-world situations. EE has again shown itself to be the top-performing network in the city, but all four networks have improved in terms of both overall performance and network reliability since our testing in April. Three and EE again ranked first on our Network Reliability Index, but O2 and Vodafone are closing the gap. This level of competition is great news for residents of London.”
With CAT 9 and CAT 10 level offering a maximum of 450 Mbps 4G data speeds making themselves heard by 2015, the competition is set to get more intense come April.s