UK carrier Three has announced roll out plans for its 4G LTE network. Three has announced that it will launch its 4G LTE network in December.
From Three’s website:
Good things happen in December don’t they? There’s Christmas to look forward to and everything that comes with that. If you’re lucky you might see some snow. And most of us can look forward to a few days off at the end of the year. This year though, if you’re a Three customer, December could be even more exciting.
In December, Three’s 4G LTE network will initially be available in London, Birmingham and Manchester. Three plans to roll out its 4G LTE network in 50 additional cities by the end of 2014, and cover 98% of the population with its 4G network by the end of 2015.
If you’re a Three customer, then the goods news is that you don’t have to pay any extra cost, or sign a new contract for 4G speeds. If you’ve a 4G device then you will be able to use Three’s 4G LTE network when it goes live in your city. Three also notes that “All You Can Eat” data offering will also be available on 4G.
Three’s 4G network will be compatible with iPhone 5, unlike Vodafone and O2′s 4G networks that have started offering 4G LTE services from today. Their 4G networks are not compatible with iPhone 5 as they use 800 MHz spectrum. There have also been rumors that iPhone 5S will be compatible with Vodafone and O2′s 4G network.