UK's no.1 network

Our network is the UK's biggest,
fastest and most reliable

So what does that really mean?

We’re on a constant mission to keep our network #1 in the UK. We didn’t stop when we launched the first 4G in the market and we’re not stopping now…

It's official: no-one can match us - our network is the fastest and most reliable in the UK.

We're the UK's Overall Network Performance Winner for the first half of 2015. In over a million RootMetrics® tests, we came top for network reliability and speed, mobile internet, call and text performance.

Award-winning reliability

We can deliver greater speed and greater capacity, so we can handle more customers and more data – faster.

Essentially we’ve built a mobile super-highway the other networks can only dream about.

And we’re pleased to announce that the hard work has paid off. RootMetrics® has officially named us the UK’s most reliable network.

Find out more about network performance >


No.1 for speed

We’re determined to keep our network #1 for speed. Since launching we’ve doubled the speed of 4G and we’ve even launched our fastest 4G+ speeds in London.

And the good news is we’ve just won the highest ranking for fastest network in the UK again as measured by RootMetrics, which means we’re still no.1 for speed.

We’re investing £1.5 million a day so we’ll continue with our ambition to bring you the fastest download speeds today, tomorrow and forever.

Find out more about 4G+ speeds >

More coverage than any other network

We have the UK’s biggest 4G network with more than 93% of the UK population covered, and we already have the UK’s biggest 3G network, covering 98% of the population.

But don’t take our word for it. Ofcom’s interactive coverage map is a great way to see our coverage compared to other networks.

Check EE mobile coverage >


First for innovation

We were first to launch WiFi Calling so you can make calls and texts in the places where you have no or patchy phone signal, just by connecting to WiFi.

In 2015 we started rolling out an innovative micro network technology bringing coverage to rural communities who don’t have broadband or reliable phone coverage.

We’re investing in 4G Voice – or VoLTE – to enable phone calls over 4G data services to thousands of homes and businesses that have never been covered by EE before so you can browse at superfast speeds whilst on a call.

Find out more about WiFi Calling>

We're proud we've won the most network awards

All the awards, actually.

Since 4GEE launched on 30 October 2012, we've won all the UK industry network awards, plus a load of others from companies you'll recognise too.

It's probably time we invested in a trophy cabinet.

The legal bit

UK’s Fastest, Most Reliable and No.1 Network based on RootMetrics® UK RootScore® Report for mobile performance as tested on best available plans and devices on 4 mobile networks across all available network types (Jan-Jun 2015). The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of EE. Your results may vary. See for more details.

Reliability and No 1 for Speed: Data capacity (how many customers can use a network at any one time and how much data they can use on it) depends on how much spectrum and how many masts a network has. EE uses and deploys 20MHz of 1800MHz and 20MHz of 2600MHz spectrum (40MHz deployed overall). Plus, EE owns but does not yet deploy 5MHz of 800MHz spectrum and 15MHz of 2600MHz spectrum (20MHz undeployed), making a total spectrum holding of 60MHz. No other UK network holds so much spectrum. EE’s particular combination of deployed spectrum plus number of masts (over 19,000 overall) means our network has greater capacity to handle more customers using more data. The figures for spectrum and numbers of masts are correct as at October 2015. Speeds depend on location & number of users.

Coverage: 93% and 98% population coverage figures are EE reported figures, correct as at October 2015. Always check coverage before joining EE here

Double speed 4GEE: Select areas only. Speeds based on test data 2015 (up to speeds doubled from 30 Mbps to 60 Mbps).  4G network capacity doubled from 2 x 10 MHz to 2 x 20 MHz.  Speeds referred to are download speeds.  

4G+ in London: limited roll out.  Select areas in London only. Based on EE test data August – September 2015. More than 10% customers in coverage will receive speeds up to 90 mbps.  Speeds referred to are download speeds. 

Fastest download speeds: based on RootMetrics® UK RootScore® Report (see above). EE’s current up to download speed for 4G is 30 mbps (EE test data October 2015). See above for speeds of double speed 4GEE and 4G+. EE’s undeployed spectrum (see above) plus masts and other investment will allow us to provide great capacity and speeds in the future. EE will continue rolling out double speed 4GEE and 4G+ to other locations in the future.