News Articles

Thursday, September 30, 2010

UK mobile broadband speeds aren't getting much better

A report from comparison website Broadband Genie says average mobile broadband speeds have increased very little in the last 12 months.

The company says Three, Vodafone and Virgin Media all advertise speeds of 'up to' 7.2Mbps, although average speeds are much lower. The highest average speeds came from T-Mobile and Vodafone, averaging around 1.2Mb. O2 and 3 Mobile averaged closer to 1Mb, while Orange had an average of 0.86Mb.

Chris Marling, editor at Broadband Genie, said "It's hard to believe the government or Ofcom hasn't stepped in to bring these 'up to' speeds into line with reality. Action is being taken on fixed-line speed advertising, where lines advertised as 'up to' 8Mb are averaging around 3.5Mb - the situation with mobile broadband is even worse. If the mobile broadband suppliers aren't going to bother to make serious improvements to their 3G networks in terms of average speeds, they should at least bring their advertising in line with reality."

Author: The Fonecast
Rate this article:
No rating

Categories: Networks and operators, NewsNumber of views: 6203

Tags: uk research broadband

Leave a comment

This form collects your name, email, IP address and content so that we can keep track of the comments placed on the website. For more info check our Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use where you will get more info on where, how and why we store your data.
Add comment


Twitter @TheFonecast RSS podcast feed
Find us on Facebook Subscribe free via iTunes

Archive Calendar

«July 2024»


Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement