EE ranks first for mobile performance

6th Feb 2020

Research by mobile network performance company RootMetrics has revealed that EE remains number one when it comes to best mobile network performance in the sector.

The research examined the mobile network performances of EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three using a Samsung Galaxy S9 purchased in-store. RootMetrics conducted nearly 600,000 tests at more than 750 locations throughout the UK, rating companies on criteria including text performance, reliability, speed and data. 

EE had the fastest median download speed across the UK at an average of 36.5 megabits per second (Mbps) – nearly twice as fast as Vodafone’s 19.8Mbps, while EE’s slowest median download speed (30.4Mbps) was almost twice as fast as Three’s fastest (17.7Mbps). 

EE came first for the third year in a row with a score of 95.6 out of 100 across all of the categories, while Vodafone took the runners up spot, scoring 94.7. 02, which scored 89.7, moved up from fourth place to third and was the most improved network out of the four, while Three came a narrow last with a score of 89.3.  

Kevin Hasley, Head of Product at RootMetrics, commented: “The importance of fast and reliable mobile connectivity is greater than ever for both consumers and businesses alike, and we’re at a pivotal moment. 

“The speeds recorded in our 5G testing show game-changing differences, whilst lower latency will improve immersive user experiences such as virtual reality and gaming. Combine the faster speeds, lower latency and greater capacity of 5G, and we’re moving closer and closer to the core of what is required to provide a hyper-connected world.”

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