5G for the home is here at £35/m for unlimited data

Yolanda Curtis
August 20, 2019

This isn't the mobile 5G service you might have hoped for, although Three recently said it would deploy the next-gen wireless service in 25 United Kingdom cities by the end of 2019. This is considered to be the "gold standard" in 5G because it provides faster download speeds.

Being a mobile hub means Three's 5G broadband will naturally have the advantage of not needing an installation, since all you need to do is plug in the hub and do your thing.

Three follows EE and Vodafone, which launched their 5G offerings in May and July respectively. It's hoping that you'll not only be tempted away from wired broadband, but that its network will have enough real-world capacity to live up to 5G's potential.

If you can't wait until the next working day to get it, you even have the option to pay £20 for same day delivery, and when you move house you can simply take your 5G router with you and plug it in at the new place - assuming Three has 5G coverage there. "The ease and immediacy of it all means home broadband using 5G is going to be key to the future of the connected home".

CCS Insight chief of research Ben Wood said the operator is in pole position to lead in 5G due to the "optimal" spectrum it holds to roll out 5G.

The 5G broadband hub has only launched for customers in London for the time being but Three promises to rollout 5G to 25 United Kingdom cities by the end of the year.

3 United Kingdom believes it can shake up the home broadband market by encouraging customers to customers to cancel their landline and access fibre-like, ultrafast speeds using the mobile broadband service. Or parts of London anyway, because London is a very big place. It's all thanks to the acquisition of a 140Mhz chunk of spectrum that includes a 100Mhz contiguous block - in other words, it has the most spectrum together in one block.

BT-owned EE is understood to have lodged a complaint with the advertising watchdog over an ad campaign by Three UK implying that 5G services offered by rivals are inferior.

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