EE Named UK's No. 1 Network For Gaming as 5G is Switched on in 13 New UK Towns

  • EE named UK’s No. 1 network for gaming in independent tests from RootMetrics as 5G network expansion continues
  • EE switches on service in 13 new UK towns, including Halifax, Leamington Spa and St Albans
  • 125 towns and cities now covered by EE’s award-winning 5G network
  • All EE pay monthly smartphone plans provide 5G access as standard, allowing customers to make the most of the latest smartphones

EE has today been named the UK’s No.1 network for gaming. According to the latest independent testing by RootMetrics, EE’s network recorded the fastest aggregate median download speed of any network, the lowest packet loss, and the lowest jitter during RootMetrics UK-wide testing.

Network insights from EE show increased appetite for mobile gaming. The launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in November 2020 saw peak traffic for gaming services increase by more than 50% compared to the same time the month before. Mobile traffic for PlayStation alone increased almost three-fold between October and November 2020.

Today EE announced it has switched on 5G in a further 13 towns across the UK, including Leamington Spa – home of the Silicon Spa Gaming Cluster:

  1. Burton-upon-Trent
  2. Cannock
  3. Grimsby
  4. Halifax
  5. Ipswich
  6. Leamington Spa
  7. Middlesbrough
  8. Neath
  9. Portishead
  10. St Albans
  11. Stockport
  12. Swinton
  13. Tamworth

Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer business, said: “Today’s recognition shows the continued investment we’re making to keep our customers connected to what matters most to them, whether that’s enjoying the latest gaming release, sharing video calls with loved ones, or online learning. Our award-winning 5G service is now available in 125 towns and cities across the UK, and our rollout continues so we can bring the best mobile experience to even more people and places.”

EE named UK’s No.1 network for gaming comes as EE is also set to imminently launch an exciting new mobile focused gaming bundle. Further details on this, including availability and eligibility will be announced very shortly.


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Notes to editors:

Results based on RootMetrics UK Mobile Gaming Ratings, 2H 2020. Tested with best commercially available smartphones on 4 national mobile networks across all available network types. Not an endorsement of EE. Experiences may vary. See

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About EE

EE runs the UK's biggest and fastest mobile network, offering superfast connections in more places than any other operator. EE brought the first 4G network to the UK in October 2012, and launched the UK’s first 5G network in May 2019.

EE has received extensive independent recognition, including being named the UK’s no.1 5G network by RootMetrics® in 2020 and being named the UK's best network every year since 2014 for the following awards: The Mobile Choice Awards, The Mobile Industry Awards and by RootMetrics®.

As well as offering mobile services to consumers and small and medium businesses, EE also provides home and business broadband using both 4G and fixed line connections.

EE is committed to being number one for service in the industry, and has nearly 600 shops across the UK. EE remains the only mobile provider to answer 100% of customer calls in the UK and Ireland and was recognised as the UK’s Best Large Contact Centre by the UK Customer Experience Awards 2018 and Welsh Contact Centre Awards 2019. EE was awarded The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies to Work for in 2018 and 2019, as well as being named Best Employer 2018 by the European Contact Centre & Customer Service awards.

EE is part of BT’s Consumer business unit which provides products and services to all of BT’s consumer customers in the UK.

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