Smartphone customers can use EE’s 4G network on over 322,000 miles of roads across Great Britain. EE has expanded its 4G coverage footprint in every national park in Great Britain this year, with more than two thirds (69 percent) of the total area now covered.
According to the latest Connected Nations report published by Ofcom, EE’s 4G network has the largest geographical coverage at 85 percent – 6 percent higher than the last placed operator. In 2020, EE has built 160 new sites – 92 in Scotland, 43 in England, and 25 in Wales.
EE’s mobile network investment will help meet the yearly 40 percent increase in 4G data usage and will provide the foundation for EE’s 5G network as rollout continues across the UK.
EE has also partnered with the Scottish Government, the Home Office, the Scottish Futures Trust and WHP Telecoms to bring 4G to some of Scotland’s most rural locations for the first time. Strathconon, Blairmore, Little Mill and Reawick have all been connected to 4G, with a further 31 locations across Scotland in the pipeline to be delivered through the Scottish Government’s Scottish 4G Infill program.
Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer business, said: “Our 4G network covers more of the UK’s geography than any other, and we’re continuing to invest in it right across the UK to keep our customers connected and bring coverage to rural areas for the very first time.”
EE’s network has been named the UK’s best network for seven years running. EE continues to top the results in UK wide overall mobile network testing, winning six of RootMetrics’ awards outright – overall performance, reliability, accessibility, speed, data, and call – and taking joint first for text.
EE launched UK’s first 5G service in May 2019 and has 5G in 112 towns and cities across the UK. In the last 12 months, EE has more than doubled its amount of 5G sites in key cities such as Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff and Edinburgh.