Three UK 4G testing updates (speed tests)

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As long as I’ve got my 4G enabled SIM, I’ll continue to do testing as I move around London day and night.

Rather than write a new post every single time, I’ll simply update this post and bump it up. That way my followers won’t be bombarded with emails about new posts that could become rather tiresome after a while.

I must also give thanks to the individual on YouTube that informed me that Ookla has released an official app – so from now on any tests using a Windows Phone will at least use the same servers. Not that this can prevent the phone from dropping down to 3G, 2G or even no-G!

Coverage update

Three has recently updated its coverage checker, showing a number of new towns and cities receiving 4G service – albeit in a rather limited fashion so far.

Locations include Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Blackpool, Huddersfield, Nottingham, Derby, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Luton, Bristol, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Southampton, and Southend-on-Sea.

Warren Street Station

23 January 2014, 1640

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Three: 58ms, 22.66Mbps/21.85Mbps

Near BT Tower

23 January 2014, 1600

2014-01-23 15.55.58

Three: 59ms, 24.35Mbps/9.72Mbps

Hammersmith (Novatel West Hotel, indoors)

23 January 2014, 1245

Three 4G
Three 4G (via PC with tethering) – 51ms, 67.07Mbps down, 22.99Mbps up
Three 4G
Three 4G (via PC with tethering) – 46ms, 64.04Mbps down, 21.91Mbps up
EE 4G (via PC with tethering) – 45ms, 18.88Mbps down,11.63Mbps up

Hammersmith (Novatel West Hotel, indoors)

22 January 2014, 1615

Hammersmith Hammersmith Hammersmith

Three: 34ms, 48.88Mbps/0.43Mbps (Yes, that’s right – fastest download speed to date, slowest upload speed!)
Three: 47ms, 46.38Mbps/0.42Mbps
Three: 47ms, 26.90Mbps/0.45Mbps

Hammersmith HammersmithThree: 31ms, 21.47Mbps/20.25Mbps (via USB tethering)
Three: 49ms, 13.91Mbps/22.25Mbps


22 January 2014, 1130

Left to right: O2 4G & Three 4G
Left to right: O2 4G & Three 4G

O2: 81ms, 9.46Mbps/12.71Mbps
Three: 41ms, 23.22Mbps/18.88 Mbps

Blackfriars/Tate Modern

21 January 2014, 2100

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Three: 54ms, 29.68Mbps/15.81Mbps
Three: 57ms, 24.04Mbps/22.46Mbps

Finsbury Park

21 January 2014, 0830

2014-01-21 08.28.53Three: 50ms, 13.52Mbps/18.04Mbps