EE has topped P3’s benchmarking results for a consecutive year, achieving the best overall
ranking across voice and data.
The network beat rival networks in data connectivity, scoring highest across big cities and small cities, as well as in walk and drive tests within the two. The results saw Vodafone come second, followed by Telefonica and Three.
Despite EE’s improvements in data, the network fell behind when it came to voice services. EE took second place in P3’s 2014 results, but this year’s report showed it had dropped to third place behind Three and Vodafone.
Bernd Theiss, head of Test & Technique connect, and head of Testlab WEKA, explained that the results show EE still has improvements to make.
He said: ‘In last year’s mobile network test it was mentioned that, compared with other leading operators in Europe and worldwide, all UK networks had significant potential to further improve their service quality and performance.
‘We see some improvement in this year’s benchmark, especially with EE in the data measurements. Here the best operator of last year’s benchmark managed to make a big step ahead in speed. No wonder EE defends its leading position and contends for “best in test” seal again. But voice services from EE are handled only satisfactorily, with success ratios slightly below 95%. Other European operators constantly deliver above 98%.’