3 Mobile Broadband Coverage-UK
As Most of us knew, that 3-mobile is a brand maintained by Hutchison Whampoa, one of the fortune 500 companies in the world. Three operates 2G and 3G mobile phone networks in many countries including UK. They started their operation at UK in 2003 and became the largest 3G broadband network in UK with almost 4 million customers.
“Three Mobile is the largest 3G network in UK”
They work in a fast pace to provide a coverage of almost 98.5% in UK for mobile broadband. Also they are keen in offering a 30% increase to the current speed of 3.6Mbps. So the 3 mobile broadband users in UK expect a speed of 7.2Mbps by the end of this year. Also increase in the speed up to 14.4Mbps and deployment of LTE (Long Term evolution) or 4G can be expected in the future.
‘3G (third generation) network is a mobile technology that allows simultaneous transfer of voice and data signals at a higher download rate of up to 14Mbps and upload rate of 5.8Mbps. The increased bandwidth of this technology allows broadband providers to offer more advanced services at a faster rate.’
Since there are no defined methods in calculating the coverage of a network, 3 mobile has taken the population coverage figures and meets an approximate of 95% across the country.
3 Mobile Broadband Coverage Map
Published by Ofcom and three mobile.
The areas marked in purple are claimed to be meeting the minimum threshold of mobile broadband coverage. There is no guarantee for receiving a 100% signal or maximum speed offered by the provider. But remember that there is a higher chance of receiving a better signal from 3 mobile broadband.
3 Mobile Broadband Coverage Areas
To know the coverage available in a specific area, customers can search the 3 mobile broadband coverage checker by using the zip code. Most of the important cities and towns in UK, Ireland and Scotland receive a better signal. But poor signal strength is maintained in the Northern Wales.