Launched at Central St. Martins, the UK's first consumer ready 5G network has arrived. Catch up with the latest 5G news here.

Launched at London Fashion Week, in partnership with the iconic Central St. Martins, the UK’s first consumer-ready 5G has arrived.

We’re super excited and can’t wait to share our first bit of 5G news with you.

Fashion fuelled by 5G

Upcoming designer Gerrit Jacob used Three 5G to enhance his collection through Magic Leap mixed reality technology, showcasing how 5G could shape the future of fashion.

Watch how Gerrit used 5G to transform the catwalk into a mesmerising virtual world. As the models walk, lightning strikes over the runway revealing a portal with a tiger bursting out in a rush of flames.

We want to show the UK the possibilities that 5G will create. As demonstrated at London Fashion Week, it’ll let us combine the worlds of fashion, design and technology to create new products and experiences that’ll change our lives forever.

So, what is 5G?

5G is short for “fifth generation mobile network” and is set to be the fastest network yet. 5G’s super-fast speeds, capacity and low latency are going to change the way we use data for gaming, movies, apps, downloads and high definition video streaming.

To put it simply, 5G’s going to get more data to more people, more quickly and the fact that it’ll be able to support around 1000 more phones per meter than 4G means you’ll get a stronger signal in crowded places like football matches and music festivals.

How fast is 5G?

Okay, we know 5G internet’s going to be lightning-quick, and there’s even been reports that it’s going to make high-speed broadband feel like a throw-back to the days of dial-up.

So, how fast is fast? Well, if you were to download a 3GB film, it’d take around 1 hour 8 minutes on 3G or about 40 minutes on 4G. With 5G, you’ll be looking at a download speed of more like 35 seconds – a huge difference.

Building the UK’s fastest 5G network

We’re proud to be building the UK’s fastest 5G network and are passionate about the difference 5G will make to our lives. We’re investing in our network to bring our customers the best possible experience now and in the future.

“With twice as much 5G spectrum as anyone else, the UK’s first cloud core network, state of the art data centres and radio technology, our 5G network will be faster than all the rest” to find out more, check out our support page.

When are 5G ready phones going to arrive?

To use this revolutionary high-speed network, you’ll need a 5G ready phone. At their Unpacked event in February, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S10 5G – the first 5G ready phone. Huawei, LG and Xiaomi have all introduced their 5G phones too, and it probably won’t be long before we see the offerings from the likes of Apple, Sony and Honor.

 

Don’t want to miss out on the latest? We’ll be keeping this article up to date with the most recent Three 5G news so, keep an eye out for updates.