Report shows strong 5G growth in UK

Mobile network performance measurement firm RootMetrics has revealed that UK mobile network operators are delivering “outstanding 5G reliability with low latency”.

According to the latest RootMetrics UK Mobile Performance Review, a “highly competitive battle to provide the best 5G” has led all four major UK mobile operators - EE, Three UK, Virgin Media 02 and Vodafone UK - improving download speeds, reliability and latency of their networks in the first half of 2022.

Alongside isolated 5G testing, RootMetrics assessed all network technologies with 642,296 tests UK-wide, across the four nations and within 16 major metropolitan areas to compile the report. All of the report’s testing was carried out using Samsung 5G-enabled handsets sold by retailers to reflect the experience of consumers using 4G LTE and 5G networks.

In measuring relative network performance, BT-owned EE came out on top for all of the report’s UK-wide RootScore categories which measured: ‘Reliability’, ‘Accessibility’, ‘Speed’, ‘Data’, ‘Call’, and ‘Text’. This marked the ninth year in a row that EE has led on all seven UK-wide RootScore categories.

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