Three UK, as part of its network transformation strategy, has entered into an agreement with Colt Technology for fibre backhaul connectivity.
The partnership forms part of a £2 billion + investment to significantly transform Three’s network giving a better customer experience increasing 4G speeds by up to 150 percent as well as delivering the UK’s fastest 5G network.
Colt’s technology will provide 20 times more backhaul capacity on the sites being deployed on giving customers a faster, better and more reliable experience.
Fibre backhaul is a vital part of delivering a great network experience and the technology will complement the recent upgrades to over 4000 sites with improved 4G, fully virtualized core network, 20 new data centres and 5G in over 100 locations.
“Fibre backhaul is a vital part of a reliable network experience and our partnership with Colt will mean better connectivity for our customers across the UK,” Susan Buttsworth, chief operating officer of Three UK, said.
“Three UK has recognised our capability, and has named us as a strategic partner for its 5G deployments,” Keri Gilder, chief executive officer of Colt said.
Colt IQ Network connects 900+ data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs, with over 29,000 on net buildings and growing.