RootMetrics: Vodafone is top network at O2 Arena


Vodafone’s network beats headline sponsor at Greenwich venue for mobile internet performance

Vodafone has beaten O2 to the top spot in a mobile network performance test by RootMetrics at the O2 Arena.

Vodafone came top in all categories including overall mobile internet performance with a Rootscore of 85.4 per cent. This pushed O2 into second place with a Rootscore of 77.3, a placing that would be repeated across all categories.

The testing was carried out during a concert by Olly Murs on May 3 which was attended by some 20,000 people.

EE, normally the top performer in RootMetrics tests, came third with a Rootscore of 56 with Three trailing in last place with 30.7.

Vodafone was also the most reliable network with a Rootscore of 95.4, followed by O2 (85.7), EE (52.4) and Three (30.6).

Vodafone topped the speed charts with average download speeds of 5.7Mbps and upload speeds of 1.5Mbps. It was again followed by O2 (4.4Mbps and 1Mbps), EE (2.1Mbps and 1.1Mbps) and Three (0.2Mbps and 0.5Mbps).

An O2 spokesperson said: “Reports like the recent one published by Rootmetrics provide useful insights. Speeds are affected by the number of customers connected at any one time – typically we see a much higher % of O2 customers at The O2 than customers of other operators. These results are good and indicate that we’re providing a positive and consistent experience overall for our customers.”



  1. Disagree – Vodafone definitely have the best download and speeds in O2 arena – I found the network strong and fast. The BS is all yours.