When we say our 5G is so so real, we mean that it’s genuinely technically superior. Big time. And it comes down to a simple sum.
At its beating heart is our 100MHz contiguous block of 5G spectrum. That big, beautiful slice of uninterrupted 5G heaven, which no-one else has.
There are no fun police here either. Unlike some networks, we don’t speed limit our plans - no way. All our customers can enjoy 5G at full-pelt.
And that’s the difference. The real difference that’ll deliver faster speeds, smoother connections, a life less-lagged.
So, are we real? Oh yeah, we’re real alright.
More G force than anyone else
The people who recognise pure maths genius when they see it, and set standards and policies for telecommunications, have said to deliver a 5G network you need to have a minimum of 100MHz of 5G spectrum. The competition know that and they’re jealous.
Don’t just take our word for it
This is what the competition said to Ofcom, the telecoms regulator:
100MHz is important. It is viewed […] as the bedrock of spectrum requirements.
[Three] would be the only operator able to exploit fully the benefits (speed, capacity and latency) associated with 5G.
Three uniquely will have a 100MHz block of spectrum which could allow it to launch headline 5G services. There is a real prospect that Three will have a monopoly in the provision of ultra-high speed/ultra-high bandwidth services.
[It would give] significant commercial advantage to Three in terms of improved network costs and service offerings.
From the horse’s mouth.
Wanna get down and technical? Come fill your boots
We’ve got more
5G spectrum than anybody else.
100MHz of it is contiguous.
We’ve got another 40MHz on top of that.
Data on our 5G network is transmitted using purely 5G spectrum. We have 140MHz of it – more than any other network.
What’s more 100MHz of it’s contiguous. Remember that big, beautiful slice of uninterrupted 5G heaven? Well, it’s a bit like having all your tools in one place, and it’s in the most usable frequency range. This makes our spectrum great for stepping up technically, supporting faster speeds, lower latency – all helping to give the customer a better experience of 5G’s power and potential.
In fact, both International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) indicate that to deliver a 5G network, you need to have a minimum of 100MHz of 5G spectrum.
Right now, we’re the only UK mobile network to have over this amount. So, when you and your 5G ready device find yourselves in an area with Three 5G network coverage you’ll be ready to enjoy all the fun and full performance only our real 5G can offer.