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EE wins Umlaut BEST IN TEST mobile benchmark award in the UK

Saf Malik
January 14, 2020

Results show that Vodafone performs best in the capital

Umlaut has named EE as the ‘BEST IN TEST’ operator in the UK.

EE took the lead in all three categories with a combined score of 876 out of 1000 points. Vodafone scored an overall grade of 839, O2 ranked third with a ‘satisfactory’ score of 697 and Three finished in fourth place with a ‘sufficient’ score of 621.

The benchmark also included additional analysis for nine large cities across the UK and London including Belfast, Liverpool, and Manchester.

Greater London is the most demanding terrain for deploying and maintaining a mobile network and Umlaut’s tests found that Vodafone ranks second and performs slightly better in the capital compared nationwide.

The 2019 umlaut connect Mobile Benchmark in the UK consists of drive tests and walk tests conducted in November 2019.

Four drive test vehicles covered a total of 10,700 kilometres, visiting 21 cities and 29 towns.

Additionally, two walk test teams visited ten cities and travelled on trains between them. The test area accounts for 17 million people or approximately 27 percent of the total population of the UK.

In addition, the results of extensive analysis of umlaut’s crowdsourced data collected over 24 weeks from early June to mid-November 2019 are included in the score.

BT’s CEO of consumer division Marc Allera said: “Keeping our customers connected to the things that matter most is our top priority.

“Nationwide, independent and scientific network testing shows our continued investment in delivering the best and most reliable mobile experience.

“Our engineers are continuing to build and upgrade new sites every day as part of our journey to roll out 4G to even more places, and bring 5G to the busiest places in the UK.”

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