By Roland Moore-Colyer
Liverpool has been ranked the top UK city for overall mobile performance, according to data from RootMetrics.
The company, which specializes in real-world mobile performance data, ranked Liverpool as the best city for overall mobile performance: a combination of reliability, data connection speeds, call and text reception from O2, Three, EE and Vodafone networks.
The home of The Beatles beat rival city Manchester to the top spot, scoring an average 'RootScore' of 95.5. In comparison London, the center of the UK's technology industry, scored 93.0 which sees it sit in tenth position.
Scott Stonham, RootMetrics' general manager of Europe, noted that Liverpool may have clinched the number one spot due to its overall performance, but other cities are not lagging too far behind it.Despite not coming first in any individual category, Liverpool's high performance across all categories has secured it the top spot overall in our weighted averaged rankings, he said.
"Yet it’s not just Liverpool that is showing improvement. Our capitals are showing great promise, with Edinburgh rising into the top five, Belfast finishing in the top two in the country and London's improvements."