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Three UK boosts 4G speeds and reliability

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Hutchison 3G UK (Three) says that its 4G download speeds will increase by up to 50% nationwide as part of an ongoing rollout of additional spectrum on our network.

An additional 5MHz of the 1800MHz spectrum, which is used to carry 4G on the network, has already been switched on at all of their sites in Northern England, the West Midlands, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The rest of the UK, including London, will receive access to higher internet speeds following completion of the rollout.

This programme is part of a drive to further improve reliability on the data network, which carried 42% of UK mobile data traffic in the year-ending March 2015. Average data usage per customer reached 4.65GB per month in June 2015.

The deployment will also help to further improve reliability by adding some much needed capacity in congested areas.

Bryn Jones, chief technology officer at Three, said: "Many of our 4G customers will already be enjoying a faster, more reliable experience at no extra cost. Our network processes a huge amount of data and we will continue to work hard on providing them with a service that delivers the reliability and speed that they need."

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