Vodafone Hutchison Australia has back-pedalled - slightly at least - on claims that its 4G service is faster in capital cities than those of Telstra or Optus, after Telstra threatened legal action.
VHA is now saying that its 4G network is faster in Melbourne and Sydney, and makes no claim about performance in other cities - or about the performance of its 3G network which has received some sharp criticism by reviewers and users.
Vodafone hired Net metrics firm Ookla to conduct speed tests by thousands of Samsung and HTC smartphone users in the first week of July.
"Vodafone customers averaged a download speed of 48Mbps across parts of Sydney, ahead of Telstra and Optus, both of which had an average download speed of 26Mbps," the telco wrote. "Similarly, in Melbourne, Vodafone was well ahead of the competition, with an average data speed of 41Mbps, compared to Telstra with an average of 30Mbps and Optus with 23Mbps."