EE remains the fastest UK network but Vodafone delivers better latency

EE has once again claimed the fastest-network crown in our average speed testing results across both 3G and 4G networks during August, September and October. 

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 The network delivered an above average download speed of 15 Mbps and above average upload speed of 6.2 Mbps to its subscribers, in our tests. EE also delivered better than average latency of 56ms, an average jitter speed of 7.76ms and an average packet loss of 1.38%.


“These results indicate that Vodafone may have been investing in its core and backhaul networks recently”


Vodafone underperformed EE on speed with a download speed of 11 M0bps and upload speed of 5.3 Mbps. That said it actually did better than EE in latency tests registering 53ms and average jitter scoring 6.96ms. It also had lower packet loss than EE. These results indicate that Vodafone may have invested more heavily in their core networks and/or improved connectivity to major content delivery networks.

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