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Stay connected on the UK's best network

We’re the UK’s most reliable network

When it comes to staying connected, reliability is more important than anything else. So when it counts, count on EE. The UK’s best network. 

What is 5G?

5G is fast. Faster than anything you've seen before, with bigger capacity and more connections – even in the busiest of places.

With superfast speeds, quicker downloads and better quality streaming, you can access the content you love on the go.

Plus, with 5G connectivity in all major cities, you can stream videos at higher resolution, enjoy better quality video calls and download films in seconds.


Why 5G on EE

We've been awarded the UK's best network 21 times in a row.

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A more reliable connection even in the busiest places

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Superfast speeds and higher quality resolution

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A near-instant connection and quicker downloads

Why we've got the UK's best network

The fastest overall network in the UK

We have the fastest overall median download speeds in the UK, according to RootMetrics’ testing conducted during the second half of 2023.

We have the fastest average download speeds in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and recorded the fastest median UK-wide speeds of 68.6 Mbps.

With the fastest overall speeds on EE, you’ll download content quicker and get the best quality video. 

The best overall network in the UK

In the second half of 2023, RootMetrics conducted approximately 635,000 tests around the UK (4G and 5G combined), including 16 major cities. 

The results concluded that EE is:

  • The UK’s best network, 21 times in a row
  • The UK’s most reliable network
  • The UK’s fastest network
  • The UK’s best network for accessibility
  • The UK’s best network for data
  • The UK’s best network for calls
  • Unbeatable network for gaming



Where to get 5G?

As the first network to launch 5G in 2019, we've continued to lead the UK's 5G rollout. We've now got 5G in all major cities across the UK and have recently rolled out 5G in a further 19 locations. So you'll automatically connect if you're in an area with 5G and have a 5G SIM.

Use our coverage map to check the connection in your area.


Get 5G ready