EE remains to be the UK’s greatest cell community in response to new figures from OpenSignal, however enhancements in velocity and availability had been comparatively static throughout all operators.
OpenSignal collated greater than 1.1 billion measurements from 77,000 units between June and August this yr to see how customers had been experiencing cell networks in an actual life setting.
EE nonetheless has the quickest 4G community with speeds of practically 29Mbps, however this determine hasn’t grown over the previous six months. Vodafone’s community skilled the most important leap, including 2Mbps to its common of 21.92Mbps.
This noticed it beat Three, whose personal rating fell by 3Mbps to 18.8Mbps, whereas O2 was final with 14.6Mbps.
However Three can take solace from the continued sturdy efficiency of its 3G community. Common 3G speeds rose by 1Mbps to 7.8Mbps, whereas EE’s charge remained the identical at 7.2Mbps. Vodafone’s speeds dropped barely, which means it completed in joint-third place with O2 on four.58Mbps.
EE stays dominant in total speeds, main with 25.9Mbps, with Vodafone’s improved 4G speeds serving to it safe second spot with 18.4Mbps – a rise of 2Mbps.
One of many contributing elements to this development may very well be the re-allocation of 3G assets to 4G. EE for instance is re-farming a few of its 2100MHz spectrum for LTE use with the intention of laying the inspiration for its future 5G service.
However regardless of ongoing funding in networks by all operators of their 4G networks, OpenSignal discovered that 4G availability stays static too. Because the UK’s largest LTE operator, it’s no shock that EE retains the crown on this class with 86.77 per cent, however solely Three confirmed any enchancment with a 6 proportion level rise to 73.18 per cent.
EE additionally leads the way in which in 4G latency with 39.77ms, forward of Vodafone with 40.78Mbps, O2 on 42.38Mbps and Three with 48.15Mbps