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Standard User TR79
(newbie) Sat 16-Jul-16 11:02:44
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Ping Speed on UK Mobile


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Hi,

First post, so hi smile

I am looking to improve my ping speed on my mobile phone - I use either Vodafone 4G or EE 4G depending on which one offers quicker ping speeds.

Typically I've only been able to get a best of around 27ms despite having a 4G plus phone/Osprey unit for EE and ideally I'd like this to be 20ms or less.

Any ideas how I can achieve this? Not an issue if a solution costs a little...
Standard User ian007jen
(committed) Sat 16-Jul-16 14:37:48
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Re: Ping Speed on UK Mobile


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ping to where....if it is USA or Australia that is very good. smile

What part(s) of the UK are you and the server in.

You can probably not improve the ping time; I shall read replies with great intrest

Ian
Standard User TR79
(newbie) Sat 16-Jul-16 16:17:17
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Re: Ping Speed on UK Mobile


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In reply to a post by ian007jen:
ping to where....if it is USA or Australia that is very good. smile

What part(s) of the UK are you and the server in.

You can probably not improve the ping time; I shall read replies with great intrest

Ian


It's within UK, I move around the UK so don't use a fixed server etc...

From what I read, it will be difficult to improve, but I'm keen to see if there is a solution I've missed as I am fairly sure competing businesses to mine have an ability to generate faster speeds...


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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Sat 16-Jul-16 17:26:18
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Seems unlikely you will be able to do anything unless there are some specialist, very pricey no doubt, business service offerings where you take a priority over other users. I doubt this is the case though.
Standard User mlmclaren
(knowledge is power) Sun 17-Jul-16 11:20:43
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I've found EE to be the best for speed and ping and most reliable on the move around the UK.

I've manged to get some pretty decent ping's on EE before now, one of the proofs I can share is a speedtest from my iPhone 5S

BTInfinity - 79999/19999kbps - BT Smart Hub
VirginMedia - 77000/5250kbps - Super Hub 2ac
SkyFibre - 39998/9995kbps - Sky Q Hub
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Sun 17-Jul-16 17:02:07
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Likewise

Speedtest from my iPhone 6s

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/i/1712373196

This is in Zone 2 London with only 1 bar reception. Here o2 fails to even load a website despite having 4 bars 4G.
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 17-Jul-16 17:56:48
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Here o2 fails to even load a website despite having 4 bars 4G.

That sounds like cellular spectrum congestion. Your phone can hear the mast "loudly" so shows 4bars, but if all the channels are in use there isn't anything left to use.

O2 and Vodafone have 10mhz of spectrum at 800mhz - good for distance but means lot of people on one mast.
O2 are using the 5mhz of 1800 they have as an additional carrier.
Three has 15mhz of spectrum at 1800mhz - less range so needs more masts
EE has 20mhz of spectrum at 1800mhz - less range so needs more masts.

EE and Vodafone also have 2600mhz spectrum, but Vodafone seems to have only deployed this in central London.

The more mhz you have per person the better.... newer phones (iPhone 6s and later for apple users) can join two freqs together (carrier aggregation). EE has a lot of this, 1800+2600 and O2 and Vodafone are starting to do this 800+1800.

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Standard User epyon
(experienced) Sun 17-Jul-16 18:16:43
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That is pretty good i'd say

mine current on BT (ee)

H+ = 83ms
4G = 35ms

BT Infinity 2 - 80/20
BT Infinity 2 Speedtest *Smart Hub*
BT Mobile - 4G
BT Mobile 4G Speedtest *Huawei PLK-L01*
Standard User mlmclaren
(knowledge is power) Mon 18-Jul-16 10:56:05
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Yh I only had O2 4G added on to my account for 2 months before having it removed and telling them it was just as [censored] as their 3G...

I also got into a year long battle between them and the ombudsman services about the lack of service I got frequently and in the end it was found the Ombudsman Services where powerless to do anything as they couldn't prove the issues existed...

So I told them they where useless too... paid what was left on O2 (about £100) and continued moving everyone I know off their poop network.

Was using EE during my issues, specially when they had the free data sim's and haven't really looked back... Even Virgin Mobile seems to work great and the speeds the 3G can pick up is very respectful.

BTInfinity - 79999/19999kbps - BT Smart Hub
VirginMedia - 77000/5250kbps - Super Hub 2ac
SkyFibre - 39998/9995kbps - Sky Q Hub
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 18-Jul-16 13:36:02
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Avoiding using WiFi if connecting a PC, i.e. a 4G dongle that supports Ethernet may help for gaming/latency but you will not find a big improvement at all, as the 27ms is about the best you normally see.

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