We here at Coolsmartphone towers love UK mobile operator Three. They were the first operator to roll out a 3G network here in the UK, plus they rolled out unlimited data and 4G for no extra cost etc.
I think nearly all our writers have a least one Three SIM card in a device, but lately Three have been falling behind the other operators in terms of data speed. However, Three have announced that the company is going to increase the 4G data speeds of is network nationwide by up to 50%. They’re going to do this by switching on additional spectrum – 5MHz of their 1800MHz. All sites in Northern England, West Midlands, Scotland and Northern Ireland have now got this.
Three tell us..
This will definitely come in handy as we’ve recently learned that we carried 42% of UK mobile data traffic in the year-ending March 2015. With average data use per customer reaching 4.65GB per month in June 2015. Wowsers.
Also, echoing our WhatsApp feature, Three have found that this one app has proved incredibly popular. Some 215 million WhatsApp messages are sent by Three customers every day.
Three UK boosts 4G speeds and reliability
- Three’s 4G customers to enjoy a faster, more reliable experience
- Half of UK already has access to additional spectrum
Three’s 4G speeds will increase by up to 50% nationwide as part of an ongoing rollout of additional spectrum on our network.
The extra spectrum will help to increase the performance, speed and capacity of our 4G network.
The additional 5MHz of the 1800MHz spectrum, which is used to carry 4G on our network, has already been switched on at all of our sites in Northern England, the West Midlands, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The rest of the UK, including London, will receive access to higher speeds following completion of the rollout.
This programme is part of a drive to further improve reliability on the data network, which carried 42% of UK mobile data traffic in the year-ending March 2015.* Average data usage per customer reached 4.65GB per month in June 2015.
The deployment will also help to further improve reliability by adding some much needed capacity in congested areas.
Three processes a huge amount of data on its network for customers every day and that’s why it has been rated us as the UK’s most reliable for each of the past five quarters, according to YouGov research.
The enhancement follows the launch of 4G Super-Voice last month, when Three became the first UK operator to use our 4G network for voice calls. Combined with our low frequency 800MHz spectrum, this means that people are able to make calls, send texts and get online in more places than ever before.
Bryn Jones, chief technology officer at Three, said: “Many of our 4G customers will already be enjoying a faster, more reliable experience at no extra cost. Our network processes a huge amount of data and we will continue to work hard on providing them with a service that delivers the reliability and speed that they need.”