Mobile Devices

Three starts 5G fixed broadband service in London

20 August 2019

U.K. telecom Three has switched on its first 5G service in London, which is a high speed 5G fixed broadband that rivals the speed of fiber speeds.

As part of the company’s roll out of its 5G network, the 5G fixed wireless service will seek to challenge traditional fixed broadband service. The service uses a 5G “plug and play” hub, meaning that consumers can just plug in the device and get access to fast streaming and connection in the home.

The 5G fixed wireless service can allow users to stream multiple 4K football games or movies, play online video games or just make and receive uninterrupted video calls, Three said.

As part of the 5G roll out, Three will introduce 5G across 25 cities in the U.K. by the end of the year, serving more than 10 million customers. While coverage will be limited at the beginning of the roll out, Three said it will continue to expand coverage throughout 2020 and beyond.

The 5G fixed wireless service for unlimited data costs about $42 per month on a 12-month contract with free delivery.

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