You’ll probably have heard in the news today that the Government’s spectrum auction is now over. We’re really happy to be able to confirm that we secured 2 x 5Mhz of 800Mhz spectrum which will compliment the 1800Mhz spectrum that we acquired in 2012.
As we continue to grow our Ultrafast network, this new spectrum means we’ll be able to offer a faster, more reliable internet experience to more people in more places than ever before. We’re the network that was built for data, and our new acquisition is just one of the ways that we’ll keep on improving it.
Here’s what our CEO Dave Dyson had to say this morning:
“We have more than doubled our spectrum holdings in the past 12-months thanks to spectrum acquired at auction and outside the auction process. Doubling our capacity allows us to continue our growth with significant headroom to increase our current base of over 8m customers.
“Consumer appetite for enjoying the internet via mobile devices continues to grow, playing to our strengths. With a significantly increased spectrum holding we will continue to be the competitive force in the UK mobile market,” said Dave Dyson, chief executive officer, Three UK.