4G SPEED

If you want to know whether 4G is faster than 3G, the simple answer is yes - and usually in a knock-your-socks-off way.

We're not keen on too much technical jargon here at EE, but it could be as quick as ADSL broadband at home - while you're out and about.

Sounds good... so how quick is it?

There isn't a simple answer, unfortunately, as 4G performance depends on things like...

  • What device you're using
  • How near you are to a 4G mast
  • The number of people on the network

Brace yourself for some geek-speak...

Here's the technical bit. Average 4G download speeds are likely to be between 8 and 10 megabits a second (Mbit/s), with possible instances of up to 40 Mbit/s.

Typical upload speeds are between 5-6Mbit/s, with possible instances of up to 15Mbit/s.

Another technical word that might help make this 4G thing clearer is latency - the time it takes the network to respond to your action.

Typical 4G latency is only 60-70 milliseconds (ms), while 3G latency is typically 100-125ms. You can really appreciate the difference if you're flicking through webpages or playing online action games.

Why EE

4G in more places than any other network

We're making sure that we’re giving you the biggest and best 4G coverage.

Call and text with WiFi

No signal? No problem. WiFi Calling lets you talk and text even if there’s no mobile signal.

Investing in our network

We're spending £1.5 million a day improving our network's speed, reliability and call quality.

And ready for the future

We're always one step ahead. We introduced 4G, 4G+, double speed 4GEE and now 5G to the UK.