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26/03/2015 11:39 GMT | Updated 26/03/2015 11:59 GMT

The Fastest 4G In The UK Isn't In London, It's Liverpool

Liverpool has been named as having the fastest 4G signal in the country.

The city has an average download speed of 21.32Mbps according to research gathered by Mobiles.co.uk which used the OpenSignal app to test the signal of over 30,000 people across the country.

Surprisingly, Greater London was significantly lower than expected, achieving an average download speed of just 13.8Mbps.

While it might initially seem odd that London -- traditionally one of the first locations to receive network updates -- under performs the truth is far simpler than you might expect.

London's too full. With such a densely populated area, the amount of people all trying to use the same network simply means that it can't hope to compete with less populated areas that have the same level of infrastructure.

Here's the full list in case you're curious:

  1. Liverpool - 21.32Mbps
  2. Brighton and Hove - 1.2Mbps
  3. Stoke-on-Trent - 19.5Mbps
  4. South Hampshire - 16.7Mbps
  5. Sheffield - 16.7Mbps
  6. Coventry - 16.5Mbps
  7. Bristol - 15.8Mbps
  8. Birmingham - 15.5Mbps
  9. Reading - 14.1Mbps
  10. Bournemouth/Poole - 13.9Mbps
  11. Greater London - 13.8Mbps
  12. Nottingham - 12.7Mbps
  13. Leicester - 12.6Mbps
  14. Plymouth - 12.4Mbps
  15. Greater Manchester - 11.9Mbps
  16. Newport - 11.9Mbps
  17. Tyneside - 11.6Mbps
  18. Cardiff - 11.1Mbps
  19. Southend-on-Sea - 9.8Mbps
  20. West Yorkshire - 9.3Mbps
  21. Birkenhead - 8.7Mbps
  22. Derby - 7.5Mbps
  23. Luton - 7Mbps
  24. Kingston upon Hull - 6.5Mbps
  25. Teesside - 5Mbps