EE continues to be the best performing mobile network in London, after research by RootMetrics revealed that reliability and mobile coverage in the capital improved markedly across the board in the second half of 2015.
RootMetrics analysed download speed, upload speed, blocked calls, dropped calls and the amount of time it takes to send a text. EE came out on top in each category except text time, where O2 shared the title.
EE’s upload and download speeds show that it remains by far and the away the best network in London when it comes to using mobile data. Its download speed topped out at an average of 29.8Mbps. Second–placed Vodafone could only manage 11.4Mbps. O2 scored 10.2Mbps, with Three clocking 9.6Mbps.
In terms of upload speed, EE clocked in at 13.2Mbps, with Vodafone on 8.4Mbps. O2 managed 7.7Mbps, with Three trailing well behind on 5.8Mbps.
Three, O2 and Vodafone all offer virtually identical service in London, according to RootMetrics’ overall tally. However, EE’s dominance is unlikely to be dented now that it has the weight of BT behind it following the two firms’ multi–billion pound merger.
Three and O2’s hopes of coming together to take on EE were dashed last week when regulators ruled that their merger could not go ahead.