Want faster internetting without paying a premium?
We love the internet. It’s what we’ve been about since our launch in 2003
and it’s what makes our network different. We’re here to give more people in more places
a better internet experience than any other network. After all, we’re the network that was
built for this stuff, and we’re the one with a mission to keep on improving it.
We’re the network built for the internet.
80% of the UK population already has access to our Ultrafast network, meaning you can get a great internet experience and we won’t charge you extra.
Being part of our network means you'll be able to enjoy the benefits of even faster
browsing, social networking and downloading.
We’re busy rolling out our Ultrafast network at the moment, and it uses a
technology called DC-HSDPA. You may also have heard about a technology
called LTE, and this is something we’ll be rolling out later this year. To enjoy
Ultrafast on Three you’ll need an Ultrafast ready device.
Realistic connection speed in MB per second.
We’re not going to tell you the maximum unlikely speed that each technology can officially achieve, we’d
rather give you a more realistic indication of the speeds you might get and we’ve thought about stuff
like; time of day, local internet traffic, and physical location. All these things can really affect the speeds
you could achieve.
Source: Realistic connection speeds based on Enders Analysis: 4G in the UK 2012-093.
People on Three love the internet
as much as we do.
That's why we carry more than 40% of the UK's
data traffic through our pipes.
A network is made up of more than just masts. The technology (we call them pipes)
behind our masts is critical in delivering our customers a smooth and fast experience on
their mobile devices.
We’ve invested heavily in our data pipes, just imagine a 10-lane superhighway for your
enjoyment instead of a regular 3-lane motorway.
We believe that as many people as possible should be able to enjoy the internet which
is why we offer amazing value with all-you-can-eat data on your smartphone.
Sourced from Enders Analysis showing estimated percentage share of UK mobile data traffic carried from 1st July 2011 to June 2012.
What other people are saying.
The Three MiFi® gets you surprisingly
rapid speeds even in the middle
We are getting a download speed
of 13.49Mbps on Three. That’s
faster than many 4G LTE users are
reporting from the US.
Three, the smallest of the major
mobile operators, which has been
gaining market share with its
fixed-price contracts, offered the
most reliable internet services in
Daily Telegraph, 15.10.12
Three is hailed as the best overall
network speed in terms of internet and
texts, even clocking 7.3Mbps for the
village of Snodland in Kent.*
When it comes to offering
consistently fast mobile internet,
Three is the clear winner.
Bill Moore (Rootmetrics CEO)
Hull Daily Mail, 13.10.12
*according to independent research.
Technical terms we're using.
This is where we began, third generation mobile
technology. It enabled people to get online on the move,
and start enjoying the benefits of the mobile internet.
HSPA+ (High speed packet access+)
This is still a relatively new technology which we’ve
recently upgraded to, it’s already available across 90%
of our network.
This is our catch all term for the latest mobile network
technology. It includes DC-HSDPA and LTE.
DC-HSDPA (Dual Carrier High Speed Downlink
This is a relatively new technology which delivers faster
internet browsing and download speeds. Over 50% of
the UK population has access to our DC-HSDPA network.
LTE (also known as 4G)
This stands for Long Term Evolution, and it’s a technology
that allows for improved internet browsing
Backhaul/Network infrastructure (Big pipes)
This is the technology that sits behind the masts and it’s
what makes the internet on your device run smoothly. They
carry over 40% of the UK’s mobile data traffic, and are one
of the reasons why we’ll be able to offer the best internet
experience for years to come.
High Definition (HD) Voice
High Definition (HD) Voice is a new technology that offers
higher quality voice calls and reduced background noise.