The UK's best 4G and 5G network

When it counts, you can count on EE

We work hard to give you a connection you can rely on - because every moment matters.

Having the UK's widest mobile coverage means we'll keep you connected across the UK. We've got 4G that covers 99% of the UK population and 5G in more places than any other network.

We go further to keep you connected in hard to reach rural areas and along miles of road and rail networks too. So you can use your phone with less interruption on more trainlines, and even on parts of the London Underground.

We're the UK's best network for the eighth year running

Rootmetrics tested the performance of all four major UK networks during the second half of 2021.

They conducted over 650,000 tests across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The results show that we were the best network in 15 of the 16 major metropolitan areas tested and had the fastest overall speeds in all of those areas.

RootMetrics found that EE was the UK’s best network for speed, reliability and 5G coverage.

Why we've got the UK's best network

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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 2021.

We have the fastest average download speeds in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and recorded the fastest median UK-wide speeds of 60.4 Mbps.

That’s more than twice as fast as any other UK network, including Vodafone who recorded the second fastest median download speeds of 24.8 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 2021, RootMetrics conducted approximately 650,000 tests around the United Kingdom, including 16 major metropolitan areas. 

The results concluded that EE is the UK's:

  • Most reliable network
  • Best network for gaming
  • Best network for accessibility
  • Best network for text

Find out more about how these claims are substantiated.

5G in more places than any other network

We have 5G in more places in the UK than any other network, according to RootMetrics testing conducted during the second half of 2021.

When RootMetrics measured the percentage of tests conducted entirely on a 5G network in the UK, it found EE had the most, with 41.0% of all tests. 

That’s more connections on 5G on EE than any other network, including 02 who recorded the second highest percentage of tests on 5G with 35.2%.

No other network gives you 5G in more places – so you can be confident you’ll get a great connection on the go.

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