Three announces 4G rollout plans
Little ol' Three has announced the launch of their 4G services and are kicking things off in London, Manchester, Reading and Birmingham and places like Oldham, Dudley, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton, all kicking off in before the end of 2013.
Then, 2014 will see a roll-out to cover 98% of the rest of the UK.
Carrie Pawsey, senior communications analyst at the consultancy Ovum, thinks this: "In the early interim period it will make no difference. Apart from EE, the other networks won't have a significantly larger coverage area. Three is likely to have larger blackspots for 4G coverage in the long term."
"It may hurt its market share in the long term, as the other networks expand to cover more of the country and are able to offer higher average speeds"
One thing that works in Three's favour is that they're hoping to attract new customers and retain their existing ones by offering 4G at the same price as 3G.