Three UK launches 5G 'home broadband' service

It has plans to reach a total of 25 UK towns and cities with 5G technology by the end of 2019.
Three UK switched on its 5G infrastructure
Three UK switched on its 5G infrastructure


Three UK, a British mobile network operator (MNO) has launched its first fifth-generation service offering called '5G Home Broadband'. The operator has reportedly switched on its 5G infrastructure in a small number of locations in central London.

It is offering users a service which requires connection via a 5G router. With this, users will benefit from unlimited data at 'fibre-like', ultrafast speeds for GBP35 (USD42) per month.

Looking ahead, the MNO has said it is aiming to boost coverage swiftly. It has plans to reach a total of 25 UK towns and cities with 5G technology by the end of 2019. Some of the locations where the network is expected to be live by that date at Birmingham, Bristol, Coventry, Leicester, Manchester, Reading, Sheffield among others.

Dave Dyson, Three UK's chief executive commented on the service launch saying “Three’s 5G is going to revolutionise the home broadband experience. No more paying for landline rental, no more waiting for engineers, and even a same day delivery option. It really is the straightforward plug and play broadband that customers have been waiting for. We’ve taken a simple approach with one single truly unlimited data plan to give customers the opportunity to fully explore 5G and all its exciting possibilities.”

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