RootMetrics says EE is the mobile carrier to beat in the UK

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EE has announced that it came top in terms of overall performance in RootMetrics’ latest report. The report authors described EE as the “operator to beat, with fast speeds … and impressive 5G results.” In Metropolitan areas, including suburbs, EE got a RootScore of 100 while Vodafone, O2 and Three scored 48, 23 and 15 respectively.

EE was named the best carrier across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, offering the fastest speeds and the most reliable connection. Of the operators that were looked at, EE was the only carrier whose 5G median download speeds went above 100 Mbps in all the test cities. The company also topped the list when aggregate median download speeds across the whole of the UK were looked at; EE’s download speed was 43 Mbps, Vodafone scored 21.1 Mbps, Three got 13.9 Mbps and O2 came last with a median download speed of 12.9 Mbps.

Commenting on the findings, CEO of BT’s Consumer business Marc Allera said:

“Delivering the best mobile experience remains our priority. Being recognised as the UK’s best network for the fifteenth consecutive time reflects our continued investment in keeping our customers connected to the things that matter to them most. RootMetrics’ 5G testing shows that we are a long way ahead in terms of 5G rollout and bringing the latest mobile technology to even more people.”

It should be noted that a lot of the data in the report is aggregated on a country-wide level. You may not recognise EE as the best provider if their infrastructure is poor in your area. RootMetrics said its data is based on 644,546 tests performed in 750 places around the country including in 16 metro areas.

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