Customer of EE will be able to use 4G when visiting Spain and France. They will also be able to use the next gen network in the US as well.

The operator has struck a deal to allow it to offer users superfast connectivity in the two countries.

The 4G roaming service will extend to the USA, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands by the Summer.

The data roaming service will cost just £3 for a 100MB of data in a 24 hour period, according to the firm.

Customers on 4GEE Extra plans also get unlimited roaming minutes and texts to select countries as part of their plan. 4GEE Extra customers also enjoy speeds of approximately 60Mbps in twenty cities in the UK, as well as data bundles, inclusive texts and minutes, as well as a fast-track customer services option.

CEO Olaf Swante said:  “Our customers will be the first to benefit in France and Spain today, with the most popular travel destinations to follow in the coming months.

“Whether it’s working on the move, social networking, using maps, or just finding a great place to eat in an unknown city, our customers will now benefit from the same superfast and reliable mobile experience at home and overseas.”

EE has also been  named best British mobile operator in an independent study of mobile performance across the UK by mobile analytics firm RootMetrics.

The operator came first in just about every category, including call quality, mobile internet, text, network reliability and network speed. 

RootMetrics chief executive and president Bill Moore said: “These results give UK consumers and businesses the most accurate view of mobile performance in the UK that has ever been made available.

“From nation to neighbourhood, people now have access to data showing them the best network in their area. No other study of this size and scale for mobile performance has ever been carried out before in the UK, and it has, for the first time, shown consumers the true services they are receiving from their network provider.”