The mobile broadband providers have been independently tested to see at last which ones are the fastest and to finally put an end to all of the claims and counter claims that have been doing the rounds recently.
Vodafone came out the fastest, followed by T Mobile.
Average Download speeds for a 2MB file:
Vodafone downloaded at 1.2Mb in 13.54 seconds
T-Mobile downloaded at 993Kb in 16.15 seconds
O2 downloaded at 812Kb in 20.17 seconds
3 downloaded at 764Kb in 21.44 seconds
Orange downloaded at 683Kb in 23.99 seconds
It’s good to see that the speeds have been put into perspective, although there is some question of the actual speeds that the providers offer, especially for users who don’t live in or around cities.