Has anyone else noticed ridiculously slow 4G speeds in central London?
This has been ongoing for a few months now, basically since I have been upgraded to a 20GB data p/m plan which raises the question of being throttled by the network.
The first two screenshots were taken in a park 5m between each other, the third was inside my building where I work. Notice how I have FULL 4G SIGNAL and these are the speeds I get on my handset.
Guys remember o2 have a tiny amount of 4G spectrum compared to Vodafone and EE. Their base layer is only 10mhz which gives a maximum speed of around 75megabit/s (and that’s to share with everyone else). O2 will not work well in populated areas (especially west side of England and west side of London)
O2 may have 4G+ in some places but this may only boost it up to 15-20mhz (Leicester maybe 25mhz). Compare this to EE who can deploy 85mhz or Vodafone 50mhz.
Safly O2 just didn’t invest enough in the 4G auction. There’s a good graph to show you how little O2 have here: http://www.analysysmason.com/About-Us/News/Insight/UK-4G-auction-Mar2013/ (note EE have started using some of BT’s share)
I wrote this a few months ago and will help you out
Yep I’m afraid.
they are currently trialing 2.3ghz on masts near Swindon headoffice. But there only in trial faze and as the Ofcom Auction hasn’t been announced yet. Nothing can happen.
Something else to to check with too o2 are desperate for extra capacity
@packages Very true
a force to be reckoned with data speeds
of to London this week for work, but will try EE, O2 and Voda for speeds. See what there all like there
Just been to London and wrote a article on the visit and speeds at various places.
Have a a read and comment. It backs up that the lack of spectrum is having a bad affect in London