Results of Q4 survey by Tutela

Wednesday, January 30th 2019

The results of a research done by Tutela, which is a crowd–sourced data analysis company, for the last quarter of 2018 has been revealed and EE won the name for the overall fastest 4G Mobile Broadband operator in the UK whereas Three UK got its top place for 3G networks services.

The research was done using the unidentified usage data collected from around more than 1500 Smartphone apps and conducted in entire December. The research has got 33bn measurements, 889m records, 8.57m speedtests and 305m response tests.

Comparing to previous quarter, the results have shown improvements where EE got topper position with download speeds of 24.18Mbps & uploads speeds of 10.87Mbps. The latency times has also improved. Though O2 & Three UK improved their performance, they went down in their positions.

Results of the research:

Mobile Experience:
The results of the research reveal that EE got top position with download speeds of 24,182 Kbps, Upload speeds of 10,878 Kbps and Latency of 22 ms. Vodafone got second position with download speeds of 18,007 Kbps, Upload speeds of 8,896 Kbps and Latency of 23 ms. O2 got third position with download speeds of 13,526 Kbps, Upload speeds of 7,048 Kbps and Latency of 25 ms. Three UK got fourth position with download speeds of 9,738 Kbps, Upload speeds of 6,450 Kbps and Latency of 26 ms.      

4G Technologies:
The results of the research reveal that EE got top position with download speeds of 26,720 Kbps, Upload speeds of 11,977 Kbps and Latency of 16 ms. Vodafone got second position with download speeds of 20,819 Kbps, Upload speeds of 10,157 Kbps and Latency of 18 ms. O2 got third position with download speeds of 15,557 Kbps, Upload speeds of 8,124 Kbps and Latency of 18 ms. Three UK got fourth position with download speeds of 10,847 Kbps, Upload speeds of 8,011 Kbps and Latency of 19 ms.      

3G Technologies:
The results of the research reveal that Three UK got top position with download speeds of 6,956 Kbps, Upload speeds of 2,113 Kbps and Latency of 45 ms. Vodafone got second position with download speeds of 5,577 Kbps, Upload speeds of 2,243 Kbps and Latency of 45 ms. EE got third position with download speeds of 6,068 Kbps, Upload speeds of 2,106 Kbps and Latency of 64 ms. O2 got fourth position with download speeds of 5,628 Kbps, Upload speeds of 1,998 Kbps and Latency of 53 ms.      

The reasons for better performance may be more spectrum bands, better geographic 4G coverage and more advanced network setup. However there is also possibility of lacking in crowd sourced data such as user location, limitation of the device, etc. Testing done using non-dedicated apps may be less accurate. These can be considered only as an extra information. There is also a possibility that future 5G networks may bring changes in this current trend.  


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