Three UK deploys carrier aggregation to boost mobile broadband speeds

2 Nov 2018

British mobile network operator (MNO) Three UK has announced the deployment of ‘new 4G technology’ with a view to boosting averaging mobile internet speeds by between 15% and 33%. In a press release regarding the development the MNO said that, as it was targeting areas experiencing high growth in mobile internet demand, more than 2,700 sites across ‘high-demand’ cities including London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Glasgow have been upgraded to enable carrier aggregation (CA). Claiming that the development will combine its 4G spectrum bands to release their ‘full potential’, Three UK suggested that, with around 50% of the devices on its network currently supporting CA technology, users of these devices will see the most significant improvement in service, while it expects all of its customers to benefit due to capacity being freed up across its infrastructure.

United Kingdom, Hutchison 3G UK (Three UK)