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EE tops mobile performance tests
EE's network has come out top for voice and data performance in tests comparing UK mobile operators

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The P3 Communications study of mobile network operator performance assessed EE, Vodafone, Three and O2. EE was the only one to achieve a grade of “very good”. The consulting company used 4G devices in a mix of drive and walk tests in cities and towns and on roads across the UK. These included downloading a 3MB file and accessing a YouTube video from a moving car. The report also drew on a crowdsourced assessment of network performance by UK consumers. The tests addressed areas covering more than 17 million people, or about 27 per cent of the UK population.

Hakan Ekmen, Chief Executive of P3, says: “High-quality connectivity is essential to the UK’s future quality of life and competitiveness.” P3 gave each operator a score out of 1,000. It awarded EE 871 points, Vodafone 818, Three 754 and O2 667. Marc Allera, Chief Executive officer, BT Consumer said: “Another independent network test and another win for EE thanks to our commitment to investing in more coverage and a better customer experience. Our results on voice performance are particularly important. We launched 4G calling to give our customers the best quality phone calls, and that technology is now really proving its value.”

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