Three UK confirms mobile 5G launch plans

14 Feb 2020

Having launched its ‘5G Home Broadband’ service in August 2019, British mobile network operator (MNO) Three UK has now outlined its plans for the introduction of mobile 5G connectivity. In a press release regarding the matter the cellco confirmed its aim to launch a mobile 5G offering in 65 towns and cities – including Birmingham, Cardiff, Coventry, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Nottingham – ‘from the end of February’.

In announcing its mobile 5G launch plans, Three UK was keen to highlight the spectrum advantage it has over rival cellcos, noting that it is the only operator able to meet the International Telecoms Union (ITU) 2020 standard for full 5G services, by having at least 100MHz of 5G-suitable spectrum. As such, the operator claimed it is ‘set up to be the fastest 5G network in the country’, and said it would provide peak mobile speeds up to two times faster than other providers due to its ‘substantial’ 5G spectrum holding. Meanwhile, Three UK also confirmed that all new and existing customers will have access to 5G with no speed caps and at no extra cost on all post-paid, pre-paid and SIM-only tariffs.

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