EE remains in pole position as top mobile network operator for Londoners.
Since the launch of O2 and Vodafone’s 4G services around London a few months ago, their Internet speeds in the area have more than doubled.
Vodafone currently top O2, with download speeds of 9.5 Mbps, and upload speeds of 4.7 Mpbs, compared to O2’s 7.1Mbps download, and 3.7Mbps upload, reports RootMetrics.
However it’s not always the fastest horse that wins the race. O2 is favoured for reliability and the essential phone features such as calling and texting. It has also just introduced the 4G services to Pay & Go Go Go tablets and laptops.
Phil Maple, GM of consumer marketing for O2, said: “Pay & Go Go Go is the only 4G tariff that gets better over time, and it gives our customers an even more flexible and affordable way of getting their hands on this technology.”
EE remains the Ferrari of upload and download speeds, sitting at a huge 249 per cent faster (upload) than O2 and 174 per cent faster (upload) than Vodafone.
EE also top the reliability charts with 98.1 per cent, followed by Three - who is still using 3G – at 93.8 per cent, O2 came in second with 90.4 per cent and Vodafone lagged well behind with 88 per cent.
Bill Moore, CEO and president at RootMetrics, said: “The results of our 86,225 independent tests across London show that O2 and Vodafone have made a great start with their 4G networks, and consumers should be enjoying notably faster speeds. London has got off to an impressive start."