Three UK explains how it improved data usage on mobile network

Three UK said its customers’ average data usage, per customer, per month has smashed the 15GB barrier for the first time.
Three UK mobile network
The figure was reached in October 2020, as data usage grew 50 percent since the beginning of 2020 driven by Three’s generous data packages supporting customers spending more time at home.

Three UK said the increased data usage is being supported by Three’s £2 billion network and IT transformation committed in 2018.

Three has made progress in enhancing its 4G network and rolling out the UK’s fastest 5G network with average speeds in excess of 200Mbps, according to Ookla.

“We have made excellent progress towards our goal of delivering better connectivity, every day for every customer,” said Susan Buttsworth, chief operating officer at Three UK.

Three UK said its network and IT teams have launched 5G on mobile in February in 68 locations before extending this to 154 towns and cities across more than 900 sites for mobile and home broadband. It expect tos have around 1,000 sites delivering 5G coverage by the end of 2020.

Three UK doubled the number of sites with improved 4G technology to 4,000 with performance improvements of up to 150 percent.

Three UK selected Ericsson as the partner for 4G and 5G rollout.

Three UK has overhauled our data centre network with 20 new data centres across the country.

Three UK signed backhaul agreements with a number of partners including SSE Enterprise Telecoms and Colt laying almost 30,000km of fibre.

Three UK has launched new IT systems technically with prepay the first product enabled for customers.