EE has performed the best of a test of London train stations, the mobile signal benchmarking service RootMetrics has found.
The operator was awarded the ‘Data Performance RootScore Award’ outright at Waterloo and Stratford and shared the prize at Victoria with Vodafone. Vodafone topped the Liverpool Street test and O2 performed best at Euston.
Rootmetrics also tested the capital’s airports and found that EE was also the best performing at Gatwick and Heathrow.
It’s little surprise that EE has topped Rootmetrics’ benchmarking test back in May the BT-owned business triumphed for the seventh consecutive year in a row.
Rivals have said that this is because Rootmetrics tests the speed of the network rather than its reliability. The CEO of benchmarker’s Global Wireless Solutions criticised Rootmetrics and EE for ‘banging on about high speed’.
The general manager for Europe Scott Stonham has told Mobile that such claims from rivals are unfounded saying that their tests were more independent from the networks compared with some rivals: ‘We go into a market like the UK, we do our studies and no one tells us where to go, what to do, who to test or what to publish. There are other companies out there that try to do this consumer type of testing, they let the operators know where they are going and when they are going. They also give the operators some control over what gets published. That’s not our business model, we’re totally independent and without their influence at all.’