However, as with EE - which is the only United Kingdom company to now offer a 5G network - you won't be able to access 5G everywhere initially. It's one Three's making because it has more 5G spectrum than rivals, with 140Mhz in all, 100MHz of which is a single contiguous block, which is also beneficial.
Three became the UK's third network to announce its 5G launch plans on Monday.
"It's clear that consumers and businesses want more and more data", chief executive Dave Dyson said in a statement. Furthermore, Three isn't ignoring its 4G network (which has always been a bit spottier than the others), promising a 400% improvement in both speed and capacity by deploying more 4G spectrum and converting old 3G spectrum.More news: Bushwick Bill Not Dead, Despite Early Reports
"We have worked hard over a long period of time to be able to offer the best end-to-end 5G experience".
Other promises are internet speeds comparable to fibre broadband with "plug and play" 5G hubs, as well as the goal of expanding 5G services across 80 per cent of its network traffic over the next three years.
That could potentially give Three more 5G coverage by the end of 2019 than either EE or Vodafone.More news: Priyanka Chopra remembers dad Ashok Chopra on his sixth death anniversary
Specifically, it's set to land in London, Birmingham, Bolton, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Reading, Rotherham, Sheffield, Slough, Sunderland and Wolverhampton.
United Kingdom consumers are predicted to consume 13 times more mobile data in 2025 than today and 5G is hoped to cater with this extra demand.
EE launched 5G services in six cities in May, while Vodafone will launch on July 3. Note that these networks have more spectrum than that in total, it's just not spectrum that's ideal for 5G use.More news: Protesters in Kazakhstan dispute legitimacy of early presidential election
"Then we don't have to waste higher frequency, like the U.S. are using the millimetre wave. we can use the low band which is more efficient". So even if you don't have 5G in your area for a while, you might get a 4G service that comes close.