Hutchison reaches 3G network requirement well ahead of schedule

10 Dec 2004

Hutchison 3G UK (3) announced yesterday that its 3G network has reached 80% population coverage – making it the first 3G mobile operator in the country to do so. The figure represents a milestone for 3 as the regulatory requirement for the UK’s UMTS licences, auctioned in 2000, stated that 80% coverage must be reached by the end of 2007.

United Kingdom, Hutchison 3G UK (Three UK)