London boroughs identified for best 4G connections
Research conducted by telecommunications service provider PowWowNow has looked into which areas in the UK provide the best internet speeds and connections for the digitally reliant and has revealed that – unsurprisingly so – that London was the UK’s most connected city.
While this may be the case, the data also found that nearly half a million Londoners were left out of accessing the top speeds by their inability to access 4G networks indoors.
The boroughs of Southwark, Wandsworth and Hammersmith and Fulham ranked top three in London for their overall ability to access indoor 4G connections and mean upload and download speeds. In comparison, Bromley ranked last, with the City of London surprisingly coming in third-to-last place.
In comparison to the rest of the country, London proved to be the most connected city, with Bristol and Cardiff falling closely behind. Cornwall was found to be the country’s worst connected city, with roughly 40 per cent of its residents unable to access 4G mobile coverage indoors.
PowWowNow, however, found that despite London topping the list, it was not top for the city to be in for a quick connection. Cardiff was the best city for download speeds of up to 61Mbps, closely followed by Nottingham, Bristol, Wigan and Edinburgh.
Within the capital itself, the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Westminster and City of London were shockingly ranked last for having the worst internet speeds in the city.
Commenting on the figures, Jason Downes, the managing director of the telecommunications provider, said: “Businesses across the UK are becoming increasingly reliant on remaining connected, with great internet connectivity being the driver of productivity. The cities falling behind on internet connectivity risk jeopardising their attraction for businesses looking to remain competitive in our digitally reliant society.
“With the growth of remote working rising too, it’s essential cities across the UK are aware of the digital gaps they present when trying to attract the UK’s savviest digital professionals.”