Home
 » ISP News » 
Sponsored

Opensignal Name Bristol Fastest of 15 Largest UK Cities for 4G Mobile

Thursday, March 7th, 2019 (11:00 am) - Score 476
4g_mobile_broadband_uk_wireless_technology

A new report from Opensignal, which used crowd-sourced data to examine 4G network performance across 15 of the United Kingdom’s largest cities, has named Bristol as the fastest for mobile broadband download speeds with an average of 28.2Mbps. By comparison Sheffield was bottom on 19.9Mbps.

Overall the organisation based their results on an analysis of end-user 4G (LTE) connection performance conducted over a 90-day sample period from 1st November 2018, measuring both the download and upload speeds experienced across all of the markets network operators (O2, Three UK, EE, Vodafone etc.).

Interestingly upload speeds were broadly quite similar across the board and tended to vary from a low of 8.1Mbps in Hull (East Yorkshire) to a high of 10.3Mbps in Glasgow (Scotland). By comparison there was a much clearer curve of difference for downstream performance.

On this front it’s noted that the UK’s capital city of London was “distinctly mid-table” with an average download score of 24.9Mbps, while the Scottish and Northern Irish capitals of Edinburgh and Belfast were both towards the bottom of the table. It’s worth comparing this against the national picture, where Opensignal found that the UK’s average 4G download speed is 22.5Mbps.

opensignal fastest uk 4g cities 2019

As usual there are caveats to consider. For example, some operators have better 4G coverage, lots of spectrum bands and a more advanced network than others. Similarly certain operators may deliver slower speeds because they suffer more strain on their capacity (network congestion) due “unlimited” style mobile data plans.

Furthermore app-based crowd-sourced data could also be affected by any limitations with the device being used, which at the same time removes the ability to adopt a common type of hardware in order to form a solid baseline of performance. Suffice to say that performance testing like this may not always tell the whole story, but Opensignal does tend to be one of the better organisations at analysing such data.

Add to Diigo
Mark Jackson
By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
Leave a Comment
1 Response
  1. Avatar Mike

    Would no doubt be a lot higher if O2 was excluded.

Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Comments RSS Feed

Javascript must be enabled to post (most browsers do this automatically)

Privacy Notice: Please note that news comments are anonymous, which means that we do NOT require you to enter any real personal details to post a message. By clicking to submit a post you agree to storing your comment content, display name, IP, email and / or website details in our database, for as long as the post remains live.

Only the submitted name and comment will be displayed in public, while the rest will be kept private (we will never share this outside of ISPreview, regardless of whether the data is real or fake). This comment system uses submitted IP, email and website address data to spot abuse and spammers. All data is transferred via an encrypted (https secure) session.

NOTE 1: Sometimes your comment might not appear immediately due to site cache (this is cleared every few hours) or it may be caught by automated moderation / anti-spam.

NOTE 2: Comments that break our rules, spam, troll or post via known fake IP/proxy servers may be blocked or removed.
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Hyperoptic £18.00 (*22.00)
    Avg. Speed 30Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Code: SPRING19
  • Vodafone £21.00 (*23.00)
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • TalkTalk £22.50
    Avg. Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Direct Save Telecom £22.95 (*29.95)
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • SSE £23.00 (*33.00)
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited (FUP)
    Gift: None
Prices inc. Line Rental | View All
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. BT (2366)
  2. FTTP (1917)
  3. FTTC (1566)
  4. Broadband Delivery UK (1529)
  5. Politics (1305)
  6. Openreach (1303)
  7. Business (1151)
  8. Statistics (1017)
  9. Mobile Broadband (942)
  10. FTTH (925)
  11. Fibre Optic (924)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (857)
  13. Wireless Internet (851)
  14. 4G (822)
  15. Virgin Media (788)
  16. Sky Broadband (565)
  17. TalkTalk (545)
  18. EE (538)
  19. Vodafone (452)
  20. Security (387)
New Forum Topics
Promotion
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms , Privacy and Cookie Policy , Links , Website Rules , Contact