The speed of my home broadband continually surprises me. About three years ago I switched to Virgin broadband and then hopped across to Virgin Business to chop off my phone line and just have a fat internet pipe.
Last night I got this speed…
…but that, it turns out, is going to be nothing compared to the 5G speeds that networks like Three will be offering. Their roll-out isn’t as advanced as other networks like EE etc, but Three do have a massive ace up their sleeve – 100MHz of contiguous 3.4GHz spectrum.
Finally found a @ThreeUK #5G site with 100MHz spectrum & 10Gbps backhaul. Results speak for themselves. Easily achieving 700Mbps, peaking at 840Mbps. If @ThreeUK could roll this configuration out at scale it would have a big impact. Right now, it’s 5G footprint is very limited. pic.twitter.com/oV3MHNEZnh
— Ben Wood (@benwood) March 3, 2020
Of course, as we mentioned before, the real-world 5G experience might be slightly different. You’re not always going to get these speeds but it’s early days yet. As 5G continues to be deployed, we’ll see a better coverage.