Three officially announces 5G plans for the UK

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It's promising to launch both mobile and home broadband offerings in 25 towns and cities across Blighty before the end of 2019.

Network improvements are being carried out across the busiest areas of the United Kingdom, including London, Cardiff, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, as part of Three's £2 billion 5G infrastructure investment commitment which includes a new 5G-ready world first cloud core network provided by Nokia.

Three's super-fast network will be rolled out across London, Cardiff, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool.

And now Three will add its own 5G network to the mix with the launch of its 5G service in August, coupled with a 5G home broadband service in London.

It has reiterated its commitment to United Kingdom infrastructure with a £2bn investment, which includes work in the busiest areas of the country to help get 5G off the ground.

According to the ITU (the global standards body on 5G technology), 100MHz of 5G spectrum is required for "true" 5G, hence Three's claim.

Three has announced that its 5G network will arrive in August, and supposedly its peak speeds will be up to twice as fast as any rival 5G network at launch.

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'We have worked hard over a long period of time to be able to offer the best end to end 5G experience.

But Three is confident that it has acquired more useful spectrum than its rivals, and when consumers really start to take an interest in 5G next year it will be well-placed to race ahead.

Britain's National Security Council decided in April to block Huawei from all core parts of its future 5G network but to give it restricted access to non-core parts, but the government has not made a final decision.

Three has become the latest United Kingdom phone network to announce its plans for 5G.

And even those people stuck on 4G might not be left behind, as the network is also investing in upgrades to its 4G infrastructure which could allow for up to 400% improvements in speed and capacity.

We'll bring you more news as we get it.

The transition will require all Vodafone customers to have 4G enabled handsets, and all of its current 3G networks "in certain areas" will have to be replaced with 5G.

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