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Three Boosts UK Backhaul Capacity Ahead of 4G Launch

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UK based Hutchison 3G UK (Three) has signed a 5 year mobile backhaul supply contract with Virgin Media Business.

The new service will provide better connections between the company's 15 aggregation sites, already underpinned by Virgin Media Business via MBNL, the 50:50 network joint venture between Three and EE, and three core data centres across the UK.

The new fibre optic service will boost Three's network caapcity by around 300Gb.

Bryn Jones, Three's Chief Technical Officer, said: "With the new high-capacity backhaul network from Virgin Media Business we are ready to welcome even more people to the Three family. Regardless of where they are, now all of our customers will receive the best possible experiences when using 4G."

Financial terms were not disclosed.

The company's statement made several references to its 4G network, which it only recently said it was more relaxed about deploying.

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