Mobile Network Coverage

February 2024


Data Sampling Date Range: 2nd October 2023 – 18th January 2024


EE won a clean sweep of Streetwave’s Real-World Mobile Network Experience awards in London in Q1 2024. EE was found to have the fastest real-world download and upload speed and scored the best on data coverage across the capital city.

Real-World Mobile Awards

EE wins the top spot for download speed in London

EE wins the ‘Real-World Download Speed’ award, providing an average of 22.1 Mbps across London compared with Three (21.2 Mbps), Vodafone (19.6 Mbps), and O2 (19 Mbps).

EE scored the best for data coverage across London

EE wins the ‘Real-World Data Coverage’ award, covering 79% of London with Good Coverage, compared to Vodafone (72%), O2 (68%), and Three (61%).

EE also wins the upload speed award

EE wins the ‘Real-World Upload Speed’ award with an average of 5.7 Mbps, compared to Vodafone (4.8 Mbps), O2 (4.6 Mbps), and 3 (4.1 Mbps).


Data Sample Route - London Mobile Network Coverage Report
This report analyses the consumer experience of the UK’s four largest mobile network operators, EE, Vodafone, Three (3) and O2. The data was collected between 2nd October 2023, and 18th January 2024. Measurements from all network generations (2G-5G) were recorded, collecting a total of 2.7 million data samples across the road network of London.

London has a population of 8.797 million and is characterised as a densely populated urban area. London’s topography is a mix of hilly and flat terrain with The River Thames running through the city centre.
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