Omnitele Research Shows Manx Telecom Offers Better Coverage and Faster Speeds

For immediate release

Omnitele Ltd.

Press release
March 28th , 2012
Helsinki, Finland

Independent tests on the Isle of Man’s mobile networks have shown that Manx Telecom customers enjoy better 3G mobile internet coverage and speeds that are twice as fast as those on the Sure network. Omnitele, a Finnish telecommunications engineering and consulting company, conducted Island-wide service benchmark tests on the Manx Telecom and Sure (Cable & Wireless) mobile networks in February 2012. The main purpose of the benchmark testing was to provide Manx Telecom with an understanding of their service quality in comparison to local competition and international standards.

The Omnitele tests covered the Island’s main telecoms network routes and nine high-usage data hotspots in the Douglas area.

Omnitele tests showed that Manx Telecom customers enjoy 98% 3G mobile internet coverage compared to 69% coverage with Sure. Average download speeds on Manx Telecom’s network are more than DOUBLE that of Sure, and average upload speeds are nearly THREE TIMES faster on Manx Telecom’s mobile network.

These results clearly show how Manx Telecom’s continued investment in the Isle of Man has produced a mobile network that meets customers’ needs in the smartphone age. With smartphone ownership reaching unprecedented levels, it is becoming more important to have the best coverage and fastest mobile network behind you” says Mervyn Harvey, Mobile Product Manager, Manx Telecom.

Our study shows that Manx Telecom’s continuous work for developing 2G and 3G networks, maintains its position as the top supplier of wireless mobile services  in the Isle of Man. Manx Telecom extensive 3G island-wide coverage and high capacity enable superior quality of experience for mobile broadband users in Manx Telecom network” states Mr Marko Juvanen, Senior Consultant, Omnitele Ltd.

For more information, please contact:
Johanna Hurmerinta, Marketing and Communications Manager, Omnitele Ltd.
tel. +358 44 767 1387, email:

Mervyn Harvey, Mobile Product Manager, Manx Telecom
tel. +44 7624 384665, email:


Omnitele Ltd.
Omnitele is a Finnish telecommunications engineering and consulting company. Our services range from Technology Strategy to Network Design and Network Quality Improvement. Omnitele was founded in 1988 to setup the world’s first GSM operator. Since then, Omnitele has assisted telecom operators and regulators in over 1,000 projects in more than 80 countries. Our core values – Straightforward, Trusted and Intelligent – define the way we do business.

Manx Telecom
Manx Telecom is the largest telecommunications provider on the Isle of Man, offering a full range of fixed line, mobile, and data services to consumers and businesses, providing 100% broadband coverage to all fixed lines on the Island. It operates the Island’s only purpose built Data Centre providing business continuity, simple co-location, managed hosting services or full e-commerce platforms to on and off-Island companies. A key element of the investment strategy has been building a Next Generation Network (NGN) which enables fixed and mobile customers to access and manipulate voice, data, television, and video, on one seamless converged network – the first community in the world to be able to do so.