Mobile network Three has adopted new 4G technology on its which it says could boost mobile data speeds by up to 33%.
The faster speeds will be available to users in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Glasgow where the masts have been upgraded to enable ‘carrier aggregation’ technology which responds to mobile internet use in real-time and combines Three’s 4G spectrum bands to ensure maximum performance.
Three says “around 50%” of the devices on its network support carrier aggregation technology but that even those customers with incompatible devices will see benefits as the tech frees up capacity across the entire network.
Consumers using certain devices will know they are using the new technology because they will see a 4G+ sign on their phone.
Dave Dyson, Chief Executive at Three UK said: “Three customers are the highest consumers of data, with this trend expected to continue for several years.
“As we ready our network for 5G, we’re moving quickly to put the right technology in place to deliver the most reliable mobile experience for our customers.
“This latest innovation plays a critical role in ensuring our customers will be able to make the most of their mobile devices, both now and in the future.”