Study shows 4G coverage ‘patchy’ in Manchester

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Tests reveal 40 per cent of city centre could get coverage on 4G network

Almost 60 per cent of Manchester city centre does not have a 4G coverage, despite being included in EE’s initial roll-out.

According to tests by mobile coverage analysts RootMetrics, published by the BBC, coverage at its test sites around the city showed that 40.2 per cent could receive the service.

However, it did show 4G provided much better average speeds compared to a 3G connection where the service was available. Of the 40 per cent of sites that did have 4G coverage download speeds were around double those of EE’s 3G coverage, even indoors.

The analysis of the results by RootMetric’s chief executive concluded connections to the network were not consistent around the city.

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