4G is here for O2, EE and Vodafone customers in select towns and cities across the UK and unsurprisingly London seems the best served of the lot.
But London is a big place and even within the centre there can be huge differences in speeds depending on where you are. To test just how good 4G really is in London, Doctor Digital set out on a cruise of the river Thames, starting at Westminster and finishing out in Greenwich. Three phones came along for the ride, one with Vodafone’s 4G, one with O2’s 4G and one with EE’s 4G.
The test didn’t aim to establish exact speeds. Instead it tested whether it was possible to stream The Great British Bakeoff the entire way. It turns out that it was possible and that it didn’t even stutter on any of the networks.
Doctor Digital is the first to point out that this wasn’t the most scientific of tests, but it shows that in London at any rate 4G data speeds seem consistently quite good even if the exact speed varies depending on network and location. A video documents the testing and can be viewed below.