RootMetrics declares EE’s network best again


Network performance measurement company RootMetrics has proclaimed EE to be the best performing mobile network operator across the UK and specifically London.

The mobile analytics company, now owned by analyst firm IHS, has deemed EE’s network to be the most reliable and fastest in the UK’s capital, as well as providing the best data, calling and text performance – capping a clean sweep of all categories with only O2 providing real competition in the text performance category.

Performance metrics were gathered and produced for the first half 2016 between 8th and 15th April, using Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge + models on each network.

RootMetrics claims EE’s median download speeds in London is 29.8Mbps, with competitors Vodafone, O2 and Three lagging way behind on 11.4Mbps, 10.2Mbps and 9.6Mbps respectively. By extension, EE’s median upload speed also outperformed its nearest competitor by more than 50%, at 13.2Mbps.

EE was also declared the winner by having the lowest number of blocked and dropped calls but was just pipped to the title of fastest median text time by O2, which posted a 2.0 second sending time compared to EE’s 2.1s.

While there was a slightly more competitive set of results in various other UK cities measured, EE was still found generally to come out on top. Newcastle, Hull, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Bristol and Belfast all found EE to have the top or joint top-performing network in the first half of 2016. Results for other cities across the UK are yet to be announced. The results come as little surprise when we consider RootMetrics’ recent history in crowning EE champions, see below.


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