Vodafone Rated 52.4 out of 100


A Mobile measurement firm whose mission is finding information consumers want to know, RootMetrics has tallied the results and decided its winner for best mobile network coverage, EE. Scoring an amazing 84.6 out of 100, EE came out on top, with Three following close behind. (73.5 out of 100).

 

Network Coverage – EE by RootMetrics

 

RootMetrics tests mobile internet, calling and text performances indoors, outdoors and driving in the 16 most populated Larger Urban Zones across the United Kingdom. Priding themselves on testing signal from a consumer’s point of view RootMetrics spends its year finding the results for you.

According to BBC news, Vodafone said, “They could not take the results of this report seriously and neither should their customers.”

 

Testing:

EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone were all rated on their reliability index, speed index, mobile internet performance, call performance and text performance. While EE easily took the crown for speed, all came within 6 points of each other when it came to text performance. 

Mobile Internet Performance

Mobile Internet Performance includes testing the reliability and speed for file uploads and downloads, downloading email and loading lite data files that represent loading typical webpages and apps. EE came out on top with a score of 81 out of 100 shortly followed by Three with 67.1 out of 100.

 

Call Performance

Call Performance tests how reliable each network is when placing and maintaining calls. EE came out on top again for call performance with a rating of 86.3 out of 100 followed by 02 with 79.2 out of 100.

 

Text Performance

Text Performance tests how reliable and quick each network is for consumers to receive text messages.EE was rated best with a score of 93 out of 100 shortly followed by 02 with 90.8 out of 100.

 

With over 23,390 miles driven and 1,007 indoor locations tested, the data collected really reflected the population. Communications regulator, Ofcom is planning its own UK-wide mobile survey and will be publishing service information to help consumers compare the performance of mobile carriers.

Read the full BBC Article here.

Cel-Fi Covers Vodafone


Are you part of the 19 million mobile customers that Vodafone has in the United Kingdom? Do you have problems with cell-phone 3G signal in your home or office? We’re here to tell you that Cel-Fi can now help!

Cel-Fi now is offering their signal booster devices for Vodafone mobile services. While Vodafone claims coverage of over 80% of the UK population, there’s still 20% struggling to get a good 3G signal. Being the only legal signal booster in the UK, Cel-Fi aims to make itself available to as many mobile networks as possible, and it’s just gained another one.

Want to know who has the best mobile coverage and can fit your needs? Check out this chart to see a comparison of different networks!

Want to see what the coverage is like in your area? Check out this map, simply click the phone company you want to check and have at it!

WiFi on the Underground


Wifi is now available in 130 tube stations in London.

Transport for London has partnered with Virgin Media to bring WiFi to 130 London Underground Stations. For people with Virgin Media, EE, T-Mobile, Orange, Vodafone and O2 – your day just got a bit brighter!

 

If your phone isn’t on one of those providers, never fear, you can purchase a daily, weekly or monthly Virgin Media WiFi pass to get online!

 

Not only is WiFi making its way to the Underground, but it’s coming to the Overground as well! Partnering with The Cloud, more than 56 London Overground stations now also have WiFi access available.

 

Now you never have to deal with bad signal and time without constant connection again! Thanks Virgin Media!

Cel-Fi reaches for the top at CES 2014


While everyone was excited with all the technology at the 2014 International CES Trade Show in Las Vegas, here at Cel-Fi we have been bursting with joy over receiving the prestigious Mobility Award from Compass Intelligence at the show!

 

CES Mobility Award 2014

Compass Intelligence Mobility Awards 2014

 

The awards recognise the best mobile computing, wireless data communications, machine-to-machine and eco-friendly products and services offered in the market during the past year. The 2014 ‘Compass Intelligence Awards’ were selected by 60+ industry-leading press and analysts who cover the mobile and wireless market. Cel-Fi by Nextivity was awarded in the Wireless Femtocells/Small Cells/Signal Boosters Category.

 

Cel-Fi is currently the only consumer booster authorised and approved by the communications commissions in Australia and United Kingdom and is the first consumer booster fully compliant with the new Report and Order for signal boosters as defined by the Federal Communication Commission in the USA.

 

Our future is looking bright, and we’re looking ahead to bigger and better things!

How does Cel-Fi differ from a broadband repeater?


Cel-Fi does several things:
1. A Cel-Fi device only boosts specific UMTS carrier frequencies (5MHz channels, up to 3) and not the whole band.
2. Cel-Fi will only boost the pre-configured UMTS carrier frequencies if they actually contain a valid UMTS signal and are for the correct network (i.e. the Cel-Fi device can lock onto the UMTS pilot channel, like a phone, and read broadcast information, such as the network identity or ‘PLMN-ID’ then determine what to boost)
3. Cel-Fi automatically limits its boost when close to the base station (based on a calculation of the actual RF path-loss) and so will never boost thermal noise to a level where the base station’s uplink performance will be damaged
4. Cel-Fi is unconditionally stable and will never oscillate – oscillation is usually a common and serious problem with traditional repeaters which causes power spikes that degrade the base station’s uplink performance.