LONDON (Reuters) – UK mobile operator Three on Monday said it would launch its first new-generation 5G broadband service in London in August and would roll out mobile and broadband across 25 towns and cities before the end of the year.
Three, which is owned by Hutchison, said it would start its 5G network with a London home broadband service, joining BT’s EE and Vodafone in launching services in 2019.
Three said its 2 billion pound ($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.
“We have worked hard over a long period of time to be able to offer the best end-to-end 5G experience. 5G is a game changer for Three.”
EE launched 5G services in six cities in May, while Vodafone will launch on July 3. Both pulled Huawei smartphones from their 5G launches because of…
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