Three UK have sent out an update on their 5G rollout plans and have announced they are now live in 154 towns and cities across the country.
With data being such a huge reason to choose a network and competition so strong here, Three are wanting to let people know of their huge £2bn investment in the network as well as their huge spectrum holding.
Spectrum is the magical airwaves that connect you to the network from the masts, and the more you have, the more capacity and speeds you can offer.
Thanks to the purchase of UK Broadband several years ago, Three own by far the largest share of 5G spectrum, but most important is how it works.
Three are able to use 100Mhz of contiguous spectrum which means the airwaves are bunched up together, this means super fast downloads, and in testing before lockdown was how I was able to hit 1.4Gbps in London.
In the press release below the company also confirm their first set of Ericsson sites are now live and serving customers, this is on the back of the government making all networks remove Huawei 5G equipment before September 2027
Three UK continues rollout of 5G across the UK
- Three UK have 5G live in 154towns and cities being serviced by over 800 sites across the UK
- 5G network is recognised as the fastest in UK in Q3, according to Ookla
- Partnership with Ericsson includes rollout of 5G and improvements to 4G network
- Rollout of Ericsson 5G sites has begun in Manchester, Glasgow and Reading