While most major UK telephone networks launched their 5G networks in 2019, we had to wait until early 2020 until Three followed – and we now know when the company will press this large red 5G network.
Three have agreed to switch on their network at 65 locations by the end of February, including London, Manchester, Cardiff, Reading and Bristol.
These are many start cities and much more than in other networks – EE started its 5G in eight cities and O2 in six. 5G fans in places like Barrow-in-Furness, Clayton-Le-Woods, Shelly Green, Hedge Green, Inchinnan and Hemel Hempstead will soon have access to the next generation network.
It is worth noting that other networks have since expanded their coverage to many more cities than those in which they started, but we are not sure whether other networks have prioritized reporting for the Scottish village of Inchinnan (population : 1
Part of The appeal of Three's 5G network to others is the increased bandwidth that should speed up the 5G experience somewhat, although we need to test a Three 5G phone on its network to see if it actually does is.
Three do not refer to certain 5G phones in their launch announcement, but already list some on their website, including the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
The latter two are only available for pre-order r Now that the Samsung Galaxy S20 phone series is expected to be available in the UK on March 13th, this will happen after the launch of Three's 5G network, provided it does is on schedule.
We still don't know exactly when you can use Three's 5G network in the UK, but we'll let you know as soon as we find out.