3, which typically scores well in the speed metric test is slowly losing its competitive edge as Vodafone and O2 increase 4G availability. Results show that users are connecting to speedy O2 and Vodafone 4G signals more often increasing their mobile data connection speeds. Though it should be noted that 3 did win the award for fastest download speed for 3G.
Overall it seems that UK operators are making strides across all areas, with particularly in the availability of LTE networks. Though in general the UK is behind other countries in the consistency of access to its 4G networks, they have made considerable progress in a very short space of time.
If it is this important to be recognised as having the best mobile network, you also understand why it is so important for operators to broadcast test wins. We wrote this 6% of EBITDA piece about it a long time ago.
We have excluded tests results made public via mobile operators from the table. The issue with these are that they are commissioned by the operator that publishes them. They might still be scientific and correct, but we do not think an operator would make them public unless they were favourable for the operator in question. 2b1af7f3a8