Media regulator Ofcom has revealed up-to-date coverage maps of all major mobile network providers – so we can finally see which network is best for coverage in Cambridgeshire.
The results were taken from assessments of mobile signal carried out in March, with the findings showing which network is the best when it comes to being able to obtain 4G coverage with no hassle.
So, here’s our breakdown of each mobile network that has revealed up to date data.
Across Cambridgeshire, EE offers users enhanced data availability outdoors (top image), although when it comes to the chances of being able to obtain 4G data indoors (below image), it becomes more complicated.
Residential areas are likely to have a “Very Good” chance of coverage, but there are numerous locations around the city (largely concentrated around Chesterton) where there is only a “possible chance” of indoor data.
Within Cambridge and the immediate surrounding areas, outdoor 4G coverage (shown in top image) is widely available – you’ll be easily able to get advanced data with few issues.
There are a few areas without any outdoor 4G coverage on this network whatsoever though, including Steeple Morden, and a handful of areas around Saffron Walden.
As for indoor availability (second image above), the city centre and immediate surrounding areas offer a very good chance of 4G, that’s considerably less patchy than EE services.
Outside of the area, there’s only a possible chance of indoor availability – although many areas on the map offer no coverage at all.
Very few differences to the Vodaphone results when it comes to analysing outdoor 4G coverage.
The central and residential areas all offer enhanced data, with small pockets of land far outside the city and surrounding areas offering zero coverage.
Indoor coverage is decidedly more hit and miss.
The area directly surrounding each city and town centre in the region offers a “very good chance” of 4G reception, but is separated by large swathes of land that only offer a “possible” chance.
There are absolutely no issues with outdoor 4G data in Cambridgeshire when it comes to Three mobile – as the top map shows, enhanced data is available widely throughout the region, with only the most limited areas offering no coverage.
As for indoor 4G coverage, it’s more mixed. Barely any areas offer no indoor coverage, but it’s roughly evenly split across the region into areas with a very good chance of indoor coverage, and those that merely offer a possible chance.