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Three’s 5G network goes live in 86 new locations

Megan Robinson
July 19, 2022

Locations such as Dartmouth, Milford on Sea, Aberystwyth, Holywood and Irvine join Brighton, Blackpool, Edinburgh and Bangor to benefit from 5G connectivity

Three UK has switched on its 5G network in 86 new UK locations including tourist hotspots and rural and coastal areas. 

Three has doubled the number of 5G sites in the last year to 3,200 and hotspots such as North Devon, Torbay and Great Yarmouth are some areas that have benefited from tourists using their devices to enjoy holidays.

Its recent report ‘Appy Holidays’ reveals that 58 per cent of Brits who go on holiday would be less likely to choose accommodation with poor mobile phone network coverage and 42 pc would decide not to visit a place for the same reason.

Of the 2000 surveyed, 68 per cent of Brits said mobile connectivity is important when thinking about booking a trip, with 24 pc unlikely to visit a holiday destination if reviews said the area had poor coverage.

Three UK chief commercial officer Elaine Carey said: “Whether it’s a coastal trip to the seaside, a quiet cottage getaway, or a city break, there is an expectation from holidaymakers that they will be able to stay in touch with friends and family, make use of online review and booking platforms, and post about their trip on social media.”

Good connectivity contributes to £3.4 billion per year in new revenue for British tourist businesses and Three’s ongoing network investment will help support the staycation industry. 

Carey added: “We are committed to playing our part to ensure we continue to provide excellent coverage for all.

“That’s why we’re investing £2m every day in the network to rollout the UK’s fastest 5G network which now covers more than 56 pc of the UK’s population.”


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