Three, a UK carrier, is set to roll out 5G commercially in London by the end of August. Three, however, is limiting its London launch to just hotspot devices for home.
According to CNET, Three is offering a truly high-speed broadband solution. The network’s home broadband will be available only to Londoners at first and will consist of a plug-and-play router solution. Three claims speeds will be comparable to fiber broadband.
As well as offering better speeds, 5G will bring a host of other benefits to customers, including more consistent coverage in busy areas. Three did not specify an exact date of the launch. Neither did it announce the name of the 25 other places where it will be rolling out.
According to Reuters, the company has made major investments and is still making.
Three said its 2 billion pounds ($2.55 billion) 5G infrastructure investment included network improvements in major British cities and a cloud core network provided by Nokia. “It’s clear that consumers and businesses want more and more data,” chief executive Dave Dyson said in a statement.
EE was the first UK carrier to launch 5G service in the country. Its services are currently available in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast, and Cardiff.
Vodafone 5G is also set to launch on July 3 in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, and London.