EE has been named the UK’s speediest 4G network, delivering speeds of up to 18.4 Mbit/s in tests carried out by Ofcom.
The regulator carried out 210,000 tests over 4G both and 3G between March and June 2014 to measure the speeds typically enjoyed by consumers.
Second place in the 4G test went to O2 which provides customers with 15.6Mbit/s, with Vodafone coming third (14.3Mbit/s) and Three taking last place with 10.7Mbit/s.
The speeds are at least twice what each network delivers over their 3G services.
EE topped Ofcom’s 3G test with 6.8Mbit/s, narrowly ahead of Vodafone’s 6.7Mbit/s. Third place went to O2 (5.6Mbit/s) with Three again coming in fourth place (5.2Mbit/s).
Ed Richards, Ofcom Chief Executive, said: “Having fast, reliable broadband on the move is vital for many consumers and businesses across the UK. Today’s research shows 4G is providing a significantly enhanced mobile broadband experience to customers, which we expect to be available to 98% of the UK population by 2017 at the latest.
“Improving mobile quality of service is an important area of Ofcom’s work. Our research both incentivises mobile providers to offer a higher quality of service, while helping consumers choose a mobile package that best suits their needs.”