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Portugal: Vodafone leads 4G speeds as MEO tops 3G

As Vodafone announces its Christmas campaign offering free services during the festive season, it also leads our latest network performance tests based on data collected between August and October,...

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Germany: O2 lags as Telekom and Vodafone top download speeds

Vodafone and Telekom battled it out for first place in Tutela's latest Mobile Experience Report, which analyzed 1.55 million speed tests and over 36.2 million response tests taken from August 1st to...

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The role of spectrum in Spain’s 5G future

The rollout of 5G networks is set to begin in earnest in 2019, and network operators and equipment vendors worldwide are bracing for the transition. Spain is no exception: some network operators are...

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Should we allow shared access to 5G spectrum?

There is currently a vigorous debate in the UK about whether shared access to 5G spectrum should be allowed. Much hinges on the expectation of how widely mobile operators might deploy. By examining...

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Italy: TIM lead network tests between August and October

Telecom Italia’s new CEO adopts a leading position for network performance according to our latest crowdsourced results for Italy, as TIM perform best for both upload and download speeds and overtake...

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France: Orange lead speeds and stability

In the wake of Arcep’s survey that ranked Orange the best in the country for quality of service, Orange also lead our download speed and network stability tests for the three months up to September....

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UK: EE is still the fastest network, Three sees improvements

In our September 2018 report for the UK, EE remained on top, but all four carriers saw improvements in their 4G download speeds. Three achieved an average LTE download speed of over 10 Mbps, while...

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Germany: Telekom and Vodafone lead speeds, O2 top latency

According to our latest results between June and August of this year, Telekom show best overall download speeds however Vodafone claim the lead in our results for 4G on both download and upload...

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Italy: TIM and Vodafone lead our latest network tests

Two key players in the Italian market, TIM and Vodafone, take the lead in our latest tests from August. Both operators spent significant amounts at Italy's recent spectrum auction to future proof...

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France: Orange stay ahead to lead our latest tests

Heavy competition between operators in the French market may impact on customer’s purchasing decisions, but our findings for the three months up to August show Orange as a clear leader, topping...

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Spain: Movistar lead speeds as Vodafone drop to fourth place

Vodafone appear to have taken quite a hit on both download and upload speeds over the summer months, thankfully they stay top for latency across the country based on our results in August. Movistar...

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The impact so far of Telefonica's £500M UK spectrum investment

O2 have invested heavily this year, spending over half a billion pounds on new spectrum in April and have announced plans to connect over 1,000 UK sites by the end of 2018. Tutela has been monitoring...

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Germany: Telekom and Vodafone race to lead mobile speeds

Our results for the last quarter until July show Telekom performing best for download speeds whilst Vodafone lead upload across Germany. O2, who sit in third place for both, take our top spot for 4G...

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Italy: TIM leads speeds whilst Vodafone top our latency findings

Based on our research between May and July this year, TIM dominated download speeds across both 4G and 3G, averaging 19.14Mbps compared with second place Vodafone at 14.10Mbps, third place Wind at...

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UK: EE continue to lead real world download speeds as Vodafone top latency

With average download speeds of 21.36Mbps, EE continue to top our research findings from data collected in July. Vodafone follow in second place with average download speeds of 16.72Mbps across both...

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Spain: Network speeds plunge as data usage surges during summer

Vodafone subscribers see 30% slow-down as vacation kicks in Spain is undoubtedly one of the most popular summer hotspots, and not just for visitors but residents too. As locals head to the coast for...

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France: Orange dominate speed tests and stability

Orange lead 4G download speeds for the last quarter averaging speeds of 23.58Mbps, ahead of Bouygues, Free Mobile and SFR, who each recorded average speeds of 19.79Mbps, 15.73Mbps and 13.37Mbps...

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Spain: Movistar lead download speeds and stability, whilst Vodafone perform best in latency

Movistar lead our latest download speed chart for June with average speeds of 17.71Mbps across both 4G and 3G. Vodafone place second with average download speeds of 15.37Mbps, followed by Yoigo and...

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Germany: Vodafone and Telekom lead speeds whilst O2 perform best for latency

Across both 4G and 3G, Telekom top our chart for fastest average download speeds with scores of 14.78Mbps, Vodafone lead our 4G only download speed tests with average speeds of 20.73Mbps, and O2 sit...

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Italy: TIM lead download speeds whilst Vodafone head our latency charts

Our findings for Italy for the last quarter place TIM at the top of our download speed chart, with average speeds on 4G of 25.60Mbps, ahead of Vodafone, 3 and Wind, and reaching highs of 29.16Mbps in...

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France: Orange dominate our latest network tests

Ahead of Bouygues, SFR and Free Mobile, Orange lead both of our latest download and upload speed charts based on data collected between April and June, with average download speeds on 4G of 24.15Mbps...

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Spain: Movistar lead download speeds and network stability tests

Movistar rocket ahead of the other 3 players in the Spanish market with speeds of 26.10Mbps in Andalusía and 25.35Mbps in Valencia on 4G. However Vodafone take the lead in Catalonia, with speeds of...

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United Kingdom: EE lead download speeds whilst O2 perform best for upload speeds in Scotland

Our latest mobile experience report for the UK puts EE at the top of our download speed chart across both 4G and 3G, with average speeds of 22.66Mbps. EE are planning on running the first live 5G...

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Germany: Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone lead our speed tests

Deutsche Telekom lead our download speed tests for the last quarter up to April, with average download speeds across both 4G and 3G of 15.11Mbps. Telekom have began to lay the foundations for 5G...

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TIM delivers fastest download speeds for Italy

As Italy plans to take the first step to ultra fast download speeds by auctioning 5G spectrum by the end of September, our latest findings over the last quarter show TIM outperforming the other three...

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Free Mobile provides best latency results in France

After a surge in mobile customers throughout the later half of 2017, Free Mobile’s parent company Iliad is seeing continued success with the lowest latency results throughout France for the last...

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Movistar leads download speeds in Spain

Findings from our March Report In our latest mobile network performance report for Spain, we can see Movistar inch ahead of Vodafone to secure the top spot for the fastest download speeds across 4G...

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EE leads download speeds and latency in the UK

Findings from our March Report Once again EE tops our download speed chart, averaging 22.55Mbps for a 2MB file transfer. Having recently completed the construction of its 90th brand new mass site in...

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Germany: Telekom and Vodafone top download speeds

Findings from our March Report We took more than 2.4 billion network quality measurements including 175 thousand speed tests from users across Germany in January, February and March of 2018. Our...

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Italy: TIM dominates speed – but Vodafone leading latency

Findings from our February Report We collected over 2.75 billion mobile network measurements including over 210 million speed tests in Italy during December, January and February. Our latest...

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