5G for the home is here at £35/m for unlimited data
The competition for broadband in London just got a bit more crowded as the three 5G is now live and the first service to lauch is the Three Home Broadband with truly unlimited data and advertised average speeds of 100 Mbps at just £35/m on a 12 month contract.
Three’s 5G is going to revolutionise the home broadband experience. No more paying for landline rental, no more waiting for engineers, and even a same day delivery option. It really is the straightforward plug and play broadband that customers have been waiting for.
We’ve taken a simple approach with one single truly unlimited data plan to give customers the opportunity to fully explore 5G and all its exciting possibilities. The ease and immediacy of it all means home broadband using 5G is going to be key to the future of the connected home.Dave Dyson, CEO at Three
One advantage of the three 5G service with its Wi-Fi/ethernet router is that delivery is fast, for £20 you can have it delivered the same day or opt for the free next day delivery.
While advertised as average 100 Mbps speeds we are waiting to see what speeds people actually get from the service as there is potential for breaking the Gigabit barrier as three has over 100 MHz of 5G spectrum available which means higher speeds for individuals and slowdowns due to congestion of the radio spectrum should be a lot less.
A London launch may seem limited but expansion to another 25 towns and cities is expected by the end of 2019.
While Three customers already use 3.5 times the amount of mobile data compared to the industry average of 2.9 GB this is still a long way behind the average for fixed line broadband usage of 240 GB (Ofcom Connected Nations 2018 figures) so it will be interesting to see how the new 5G service handles this. The experience gained from the years of running Relish means Three should be well aware of the difference and the effect of boxset binges and the impact of big data events such as game launches.