Three Mobile customers are in for a treat from today with the network finally switching on its 5G network.
The firm says that, from today, the first stage of its new superfast technology will be available to some customers in parts of London.
Unlike its rivals, Three is beginning by offering high-speed broadband into homes using 5G rather than giving its smartphone users the chance to try these quicker downloads.
Three is boasting that its single 5G plan will shake up the broadband market with customers able to cancel their landline and instantly access fibre-like, ultrafast speeds compared to what the average UK customer currently obtains using traditional, fixed broadband services.
The monthly option will cost £35 per month and the ‘plug and play’ hub also means there’s no expensive installation costs or long waits for an engineer to visit.
Three 5G Broadband tariff details are as follows:
• One single 5G plan with truly unlimited data, £35 per month
• 12-month contract
• Same day delivery for £20, next day delivery free
Speaking about the update Dave Dyson, CEO at Three, said: “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. The ease and immediacy of it all means home broadband using 5G is going to be key to the future of the connected home.”
Three will be announcing more detail around its 5G smartphone range soon but here’s the full list of cities which Three will begin rolling out 5G.
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 • Wolverhampton
HOW MUCH FASTER WILL IT ACTUALLY BE?
Depending on where you are in the country it’s possible to get an average 4G speed of around 20-30Mbps.
That’s as fast as most fixed-line broadband and would allow you to download an HD movie in around 20 minutes.
If you are very lucky, it is possible to get 4G speeds of around 400Mbps although this isn’t something many consumers will have ever experienced.
5G takes things to a new level with average speeds expected to exceed 100Mbps.
It’s also very likely that some users will experience speeds nearing 1Gbps with an HD movie downloading in under 40 seconds.
On a recent test, Express.co.uk managed to see speeds of over 300Mbps.