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Three says its 5G network overtakes EE with 54% UK coverage

Three UK’s 5G network now covers more than 54% of the UK

Three says that its 5G network now covers more than 54% of the UK, overtaking EE. Three’s 5G network is now available in over 400 locations and across more than 3,000 sites.

The operator adds that it has made improvements to its network to support “major growth” in customer data consumption which now stands at almost 20GB per month, up 15% year-on-year.

Three says that its customers are able to benefit from the UK’s fastest 5G speeds, independently verified by Ookla. This is enabled by Three’s market leading 5G spectrum portfolio, meaning it is the only UK operator able to deliver a full 5G experience for its customers.

Usage on Three’s 5G home broadband network has also reached 354GB per month.

David Hennessy, Chief Technology Officer, Three UK, said:

“We are relentlessly focused on delivering the UK’s biggest and fastest 5G network for the UK.

“Millions of mobile, business and home broadband customers across more than half the UK’s population are able to access our superfast speeds enabling them to live their digital lives to the fullest.”

Three UK recently announced it would be switching off its 3G in 2024, while industry sources hailed it as the “right move”.