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Three 5G mobile launches in 66 UK locations this month – see the full list

Global model, Adwoa Aboah, will walk the catwalk virtually, thanks to Three 5G.
Global model, Adwoa Aboah, will walk the catwalk virtually, thanks to Three 5G. (Image credit: Three UK)

Three has announced today that it is getting ready to launch its 5G mobile network, and 66 locations across the UK will be able to access Three 5G from the end of February. Some of the locations which will get Three's new 5G offering first include London, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Coventry and Nottingham. 

World-first 5G cloud core

Three has confirmed that its 5G service is now fully supported by the company’s world-first 5G cloud core, and to celebrate it will be showcasing its 5G technology at London Fashion Week. The show will provide a high profile glimpse into how 5G can transform the traditional fashion show.

5G fashion experience

Partnering with Central Saint Martins, Three has created a fully-immerse 5G fashion experience that looks set to wow the crowds, and viewers worldwide, from London Fashion Week tonight. The technological effects on show will include spatial audio, haptic feedback, a 46-metre projection the length of the runway, and an array of aromas. The multi-sensory show will culminate with model, Adwoa Aboah, watching her digital-self walk the catwalk, whilst she is seated on the front row.

“5G is set to change the world for all of us and we can’t wait for our customers to start experiencing it.”

Dave Dyson, CEO at Three

“Today we are celebrating what is possible through 5G with a showcase of our ultra-fast 5G capabilities marking the next step in our 5G journey," said Dave Dyson, CEO at Three. "The breath-taking, immersive audience experience is something that’s never been done before and we are proud to demonstrate it at such a prestigious global event. 5G is set to change the world for all of us and we can’t wait for our customers to start experiencing it.”

Three’s ultra-fast 5G will transform the catwalk into a truly immersive digital experience during London Fashion Week, culminating in global model, Adwoa Aboah, walking the catwalk virtually. The image shows her becoming a digital version of herself, ahead of Friday’s Central Saint Martins MA Show. 

Three’s ultra-fast 5G will transform the catwalk into a truly immersive digital experience during London Fashion Week, culminating in global model, Adwoa Aboah, walking the catwalk virtually. The image shows her becoming a digital version of herself, ahead of Friday’s Central Saint Martins MA Show.  (Image credit: Three)

Those with 5G phones will be able to witness this world-first through their device, alongside all the visual, sensory and sound effects. Fans will also be able to view the ground-breaking show on Three’s Instagram.   

Three, owned by Hong Kong’s Hutchison, launched a 5G broadband service at the end of 2019but its 5G mobile platform has been delayed until now.

“if it's not Three, it's not real 5G”

Three

Using the slogan “if it's not Three, it's not real 5G”, the company is set up to be the fastest 5G network in the country, providing 5G phone users with the best experience possible. Three has the UK’s leading 5G spectrum holdings with more than the rest of the industry combined and is the only operator able to meet the International Telecoms Union 2020 standard for full 5G services. 

2x faster 5G speeds

In a statement, Three promised to “provide peak mobile speeds of up to 2x faster than other telco operators due to its substantial 5G spectrum holding.” The company has also said that new and existing customers will have access to 5G with no 5G speed caps and at no extra cost on all contract, SIM only and PAYG mobile plans.

Towns and cities where you will be able to access Three 5G
A-GG-LL-Z
AberdeenGorebridgeLuton
Abingdon-on-ThamesGrimsbyMaidstone
AldershotGuildfordManchester
BallochHeanorMotherwell
Barrow-in-FurnessHedge EndNeston
Basildon
Hemel Hempstead
Newquay
BathHuddersfieldNottingham
BedfordInchinnanNuneaton
BirkenheadIpswichPeterborough
BirminghamLeedsPlymouth
BlackpoolLeicesterPreston
BorehamwoodLeylandReading
BradfordLiverpoolRedcar
BrightonLondonRoyston
BristolLower StondonSunderland
Brookmans ParkLutonSwadlincote
CannockMaidstone
Swansea / Abertawe
Cardiff / CaerdyddManchesterSwindon
ChathamInchinnanWesthoughton
Clayton-le-WoodsIpswich
Wickford and Wigan
CoventryLeedsSheffield
CrawleyLeicesterShelly Green
CullingworthLeylandSlough
DoncasterLiverpoolSt Albans
DundeeLondon
GlasgowLower Stondon



Rachael is a British journalist with 17 years experience in the publishing industry. Since launching www.digitalcameraworld.com, she’s been freelancing, and working for some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including T3.com and TechRadar.com and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. A regular contributor at 5Gradar, Rachael is following the 5G market closely. Find out more at www.rachaelsharpe.com