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London has decent 5G availability but speeds lag behind Birmingham and Cardiff – research

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Big Numbers Available For Your Smartphone.....

.......but what I need is big numbers for my laptop connection at my nice tidy desk.

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Others have pointed out here that the bandwidth delivered is the SLOWEST SPEED IN THE PATH between my user device and my chosen server.

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For example, my 801.11ac WiFi adaptor may not be able to deliver ANY OF THE SPEEDS mentioned in the article (149.2Mbps 97.7Mbps 185.7Mbps 112.2Mbps 163.1Mbps 113.6Mbps all mentioned). And my cheap laptop may be even slower if it only implements 801.11n.

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And that's just my laptop......never mind any of the other links between me and, say, Google.

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Can someone explain why I should pay ANY ATTENTION AT ALL to the bandwidth numbers quoted in this article?

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