For mobile broadband in the UK, Three is the best network. That is the result of a 250-mile comparison test from Broadband Genie – a comparison web site. Off-Grid is seeking partners to carry out a similar comparison in the US (contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
According to the release, Three provides the best mobile broadband experience on the move. Six dongles are taken on a 250 mile round trip by rail from Cambridge to Exeter, pitting them head to head in a series of challenges along the route which saw Three come out on top.
The 2012 Road Trip tested dongles from O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange, Virgin and Three. The challenges included speed tests, file downloads from the BBC and Download.com, streaming high-definition video from YouTube and Vimeo, and music from Spotify. The dongles were not only judged on pure speed but the stability and coverage offered by each network and quality of the dongle and software.
Mark Brewer, head of mobile broadband devices at Three said: “We’re thrilled Three’s premium dongle took out this unique Broadband Genie challenge. The premium dongle boasts network speeds of up to 40 percent faster than its competitors, making it the perfect companion for road trips.”
Broadband Genie also recommended T-Mobile and Vodafone which both showed a strong performance, providing a steady connection which allowed them to complete a large number of the challenges and demonstrating impressive speed in downloading, uploading and speed tests.
Three was the clear winner for the second year in a row, completing more tests than any other network with excellent speeds across the board.
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