Broadband test and measurement company Epitiro has been chosen by telecoms regulator Ofcom to analyse the performance of the UK’s mobile broadband services. It'll be using its ipQ ‘Consumer Experience’ measurement technology to monitor accessibility, reliability and throughput speeds.
The research will run until January 2011, with Ofcom's report expected in early 2011.
Gavin Johns, CEO of Epitiro, said "Epitiro has developed consumer experience analysis technology specifically for the mobile industry. We’re excited to be undertaking this essential research for Ofcom."
Epitiro published its own UK Mobile Broadband report last year, which found that mobile broadband consumers only achieved an average 24% of the maximum headline ‘up to’ speeds advertised by network operators.
[PDF report from 2009]