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EE Coverage

1st November 2016
EE Network Coverage by population
4G 97% UK
3G 98% UK
2G 99% UK
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Updated: November, 2016


EE launched its 4G mobile network in October, 2012. It purchased the second largest amount of 4G frequency spectrum in the UK’s 4G auction and is well placed to offer first-class 4G services.

EE currently has 4G launched in over 666 major towns and cities and more than 6,900 smaller towns and villages and is the market leader. EE currently has over 97% UK population coverage with its 4G network and over two thirds of the UK geography.

It's aiming for 98% of the UK population to be covered as soon as possible, as well as 95% of the UK landmass by 2020. Its customers can get a 4G signal 60.60% of the time according to OpenSignal, which is more than any other UK network.

EE now has over 15 million 4G customers and claims its 4G network is 50% faster than any other across the UK.

EE Coverage

Use EE's coverage checker here to find out more about EE 4G coverage in your area, including signal strengths and details on both indoor and outdoor coverage.

Town and cities with 4G coverage:

4G from EE is now available in over 666 towns and cities. Locations with 4G coverage include but are not limited to:

Aberdeen, Abingdon, Accrington, Aldershot, Altrincham, Amersham, Antrim, Armadale, Armagh City Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Ashford (Kent), Ashford (Surrey), Ashton-In-Makerfield, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Aylesbury, Ballymena, Banbridge, Bangor, Barnsley, Basildon, Basingstoke, Bath, Beaconsfield, Bedford, Belfast, Bellshill, Belper, Benfleet, Berkhamsted, Bicester, Billericay, Bingley, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bishop Auckland, Bishop’s Stortford, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bracknell, Bradford, Braintree, Brentwood, Bridgend, Brighouse, Brighton, Bristol, Brownhills, Buckingham, Burnley, Burntwood, Burton Upon Trent, Caerphilly, Camberley, Cambridge, Cannock, Cardiff, Castleford, Coalville, Caldicot, Canvey Island, Carlisle, Carrickfergus, Chatham, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Chepstow, Chesham, Chester, Chester-Le-Street, Cheshunt, Chesterfield, Chorley, Clydebank, Coatbridge, Colchester, Coleraine, Corringham, Coventry, Craigavon, Crawley, Cumbernauld, Cwmbran, Dalkeith, Darlington, Derby, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Dudley, Dumbarton, Dundee, Dungannon, Durham, Edinburgh, East Grinstead, Ellesmere Port, Exeter, Farnborough, Farnham, Faversham, Fleet, Fleetwood, Formby, Frimley, Gateshead, Gerrards Cross, Gillingham, Glasgow, Glossop, Gloucester, Grangemouth, Gravesend, Grays, Grimsby, Guildford, Guiseley, Halifax, Hamilton, Harlow, Harpenden, Harrogate, Hartlepool, Hatfield, Hebburn, Helensburgh, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, High Wycombe, Hinckley, Hitchin, Hoddesdon, Houghton-Le-Spring, Holywood, Horsham, Huddersfield, Hull, Hythe, Ilkeston, Ipswich, Jarrow, Keighley, Kenilworth, Keynsham, Kirkby, Kirkintilloch, Larne, Leatherhead, Leeds, Leicester, Leigh, Leighton Buzzard, Letchworth, Leyland, Lichfield, Lincoln, Lisburn, Liverpool, Livingston, London, Londonderry/Derry, Loughborough, Luton, Lytham St Annes, Macclesfield, Maidenhead, Maidstone, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlow, Merthyr Tydfil, Milton Keynes, Middlesbrough, Motherwell, Nailsea, Neath, Newbury, Newcastle, Newcastle Under Lyme, Newport, Newry, Newton Abbot, Newtownabbey, Newtownards, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Oldham, Omagh, Ormskirk, Oxford, Paignton, Peterborough, Peterlee, Plymouth, Pontypool, Poole, Pontefract, Portishead, Portsmouth, Port Talbot, Potters Bar, Prestatyn, Preston, Ramsbottom, Rayleigh, Reading, Redcar, Redhill, Reigate, Rhyl, Richmond, Rochdale, Rochester, Rotherham, Rugeley, Runcorn, Sale, Saltash, Sandhurst, Sevenoaks, Sheerness, Sheffield, Shipley, Sittingbourne, Skelmersdale, Slough, Southampton, Southend-On-Sea, Southport, South Shields, Spennymoor, Stevenage, St Albans, Stafford, Staines, Stockport, Stockton-On-Tees, Stoke, Strabane, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Sutton in Ashfield, Swadlincote, Swansea, Swindon, Swinton, Tamworth, Telford, Thame, Thornaby-on-Tees, Tilbury, Tonbridge, Torquay, Totton, Tyldesley, Tunbridge Wells, Wakefield, Wallasey, Walsall, Waltham Abbey, Walton-On-Thames, Ware, Warrington, Washington, Watford, Welwyn Garden City, Weston-Super-Mare, West Bromwich, Wickford Widnes, Wigan, Wimborne Minster, Windsor, Witney, Woking, Wolverhampton, Wombourne, Worksop, Wishaw and York.

Recent locations to benefit from EE 4G include CollShetland Islands, Isles of ScillyIlfracombe, Ashbourne and Upton-upon-Severn.

Double Speed 4G from EE:

Double speed 4G is now available to 80% of the UK population, with covered locations including Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Southampton, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.

4G LTE Advanced (branded 4G+ by EE):

The new 4G+ technology uses EE’s 2.6GHz high capacity spectrum, and is available in large parts of Greater London, including Camden, Chelsea, Islington, Kensington, Kilburn, Notting Hill, Old Street, Shoreditch, Soho, Southbank, Southwark, The West End and Westminster. Its footprint in London is growing all the time and EE has also begun spreading 4G+ across the UK’s other busiest cities, including Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester.

Better yet, EE is now beginning to boost speeds up to 360Mbps in some locations. Currently this is only available in Wembley Stadium, but it will be coming to parts of London, Birmingham, Manchester and beyond throughout 2016 and 2017.

EE coverage is also available in the following airports:

Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool John Lennon, Bristol, Nottingham East Midlands, Leeds-Bradford, Belfast International, George Best Belfast City, Robin Hood and Blackpool airports.

EE Roaming Destinations

Customers with 4GEE Max plans will be able to use their allowances to roam in Andorra, Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands (Spain), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Guiana (France), Germany, Gibraltar (UK), Greece, Guadeloupe (France), Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira (Portugal), Malta, Martinique (France), Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Islands (France), Romania, Saint Barthélemy (France), Saint Martin (France), San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Vatican City (Italy).

Customers on standard 4GEE plans will be able to use 500MB of data, unlimited minutes and unlimited texts at no extra cost in those locations.

EE Network Footprint Guide

For deeper insights into EE’s 4G footprint, speeds and reliability on both a local and national scale head over to our EE 4G: Speeds and footprint guide.

EE Network Frequencies

Types of 4G from EE:

  • 4G - Typically 3 times faster than a standard 3G network.*
  • Double speed 4G - Typically 6 times faster than a standard 3G network.*
  • 4G+ (LTE Advanced / LTE-A) - Typically 20 times faster than standard 3G mobile

Network speeds and capabilities

Avg. 4G Download Speed 33.83 Mbit/sec
Avg. 4G Upload Speed 13.81 Mbit/sec

Network Frequency Bands

800MHz (4G)
1800MHz (2G / 4G)
2100MHz (3G)
2600MHz (4G)

4G from EE uses the following network frequencies:

  • 800 MHz   (0.8 GHz)
  • 1800 MHz (1.8 GHz)
  • 2600 MHz (2.6 GHz)

Find out more about 4G frequencies in the UK here.

*4G speeds will vary depending on location and number of people using the service

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