The UK's no. 1 network seven years in a row

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When it comes to using your mobile, one thing is more important than anything else: reliability.

And we’ve been awarded the UK’s most reliable network by Rootmetrics.

We’ll keep you connected better than anyone else. We’ve got 99% 4G population coverage, 5G in more places, we cover more rural areas than any other network.  

So you’re either with EE, or you’re getting network envy.

Why we've got the UK's no.1 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 2020.

We have the fastest average download speeds in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and recorded the fastest median UK-wide speeds of 43 Mbps.

That’s more than twice as fast as any other UK network, including Vodafone who recorded the second fastest median download speeds of 21.1 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

RootMetrics conducted nearly 644,000 tests across the UK during the second half of 2020, including testing in 750 different places and 16 major metropolitan areas.

The results concluded that EE is the UK's:

  • No.1 network, seven years in a row
  • Most reliable network, four years in a row
  • Fastest overall network, seven years in a row
  • No. 1 network for data
  • No. 1 network for calls
  • No. 1 network for texts

Find out more about how these claims are substantiated.

5G in more places than any other network

We have more 5G coverage in the UK than any other network, according to RootMetrics testing conducted during the second half of 2020.

When RootMetrics measured the percentage of tests conducted entirely on a 5G network in the UK, it found EE had the most, with 36.79% of all tests. 

That’s over 2.7 times more connections on 5G on EE than any other network, including Three who recorded the second highest percentage of tests on 5G with 13.25%.

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

“EE remains the operator to beat, with fast speeds, and excellent reliability” RootMetrics, 2020

Rootmetrics tested the performance of all four major UK networks during the first half of 2020.

They conducted over 500,000 tests across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The results show we were undefeated in 25 out of 28 nation-level awards, including all awards in England and Scotland, had the fastest speeds and came out top in major metropolitan areas.

RootMetrics found that EE led the way for speed, outstanding reliability and 5G coverage.

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