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Three’s 5G to be ‘UK’s Fastest’ When it Launches This Year

Sinead Donnelly


Opportunity of 5G

Three has attributed its unrivalled speed to it having 140MHz more 5G spectrum than rival networks.

The leading telecommunications company has announced that its 5G network will be launched in August 2019 and that peak speeds will be up to twice as fast as any rival 5G network.

Similar to EE, the only UK company which currently provides a 5G network, Three’s initial launch will be for 5G home broadband – which will be limited to London initially.

However, before the end of 2019, Three plans to bring 5G mobile and home broadband to 25 towns and cities across the United Kingdom.

The company’s 5G service will be available in London, Birmingham, Bolton, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Reading, Rotherham, Sheffield, Slough, Sunderland and Wolverhampton.

Combining cutting-edge network technology and the very latest research, 5G networks encompasses the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices.

The networks will fuel a significant rise in Internet technology, providing the infrastructure required to carry huge amounts of data, contributing to a more connected world.


According to the ITU, the global standards body on 5G technology, an effective 5G experience requires 100MHz of 5G spectrum. Subsequently, Three is the sole UK network offering ‘true’ 5G, a more reliable connection and overall enhanced experience to its customers.

EE and Vodafone have also each revealed under 20 locations they plan to bring 5G to this year with Vodafone launching the service on July 3.

Three plans to reveal pricing details and which 5G handsets it will offer in July.

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Sinead Donnelly


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