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Rootmetrics: Glasgow jumps to pole position on mobile connectivity

Research performed by Rootmetrics has found that Glasgow jumped by 11 places over the last six months to claim the title of best overall UK city for mobile connectivity, while also finishing top for call performance.

oventry ranks as the most reliable city in the country, while Edinburgh finished top for the speed and data awards.London showed significant improvement climbing four places to 9th overall from 13th six months ago.

To show which cities offer the best mobile performance, Rootmetrics took the 16 most populated metro areas in the UK and ranked them from highest to lowest across each of its six categories: Overall Performance, Network Reliability, Network Speed, Data Performance, Call Performance, and Text Performance. It then compared the results to those seen in the second half of 2016.

Glasgow’s rise in the rankings correlates with strong call improvements from multiple operators compared with what Rootmetrics found in the second half of 2016; all operators delivered improved mobile-to-landline and mobile-to-mobile blocked call rates in this test period. They also delivered generally strong data reliability in terms of getting and staying connected. EE showed the most notable improvement in median download speed, jumping from 24.2 Mbps to 32.0 Mbps. Three delivered a strong improvement to its median upload speed, increasing from 3.7 Mbps to 6.1 Mbps in this test period.

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