Three announces 4G rollout plans

three 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.


  • Keith
    Posted by Keith • September 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm Your comment is awaiting moderation. Do we discuss things here or not? Over 24 hours awaiting moderation? BW is dying
  • Keith
    But still the crappiest provider ever – they’d be better off paying for decent staff and training than giving away 4G. Three is ranked 9 out of 9 in the category Mobile Broadband Three is ranked 139 out of 140 in the category Mobile & Internet Three is ranked 44 out of 44 in the category Mobile Phone Three is ranked 11 out of 11 in the category Mobile Network Provider (Trustpilot Reviews)
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