UK mobile network Three has launched a new, faster data service in several cities around the country that will fill a stop gap before 5G arrives.
Called 4G+, it uses carrier aggregation technology to utilise Three8217;s different spectrum bands to provide a more stable, speedier service. When in a 4G+ area, users will notice improved speeds of between 15 and 33 per cent over conventional 4G.
Customers will need a device that supports carrier aggregation, as it has to support the specific, different spectrum bands in use, but around 50 per cent of the phones Three ranges should be compatible.
8220;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,8221; said Dave Dyson, Three8217;s chief executive.