Three has announced that it will be working with Virgin Media Business to upgrade its mobile network so that it is fit for 4G delivery.
According to press reports, the five-year, multi-million pound deal will see Three’s network linked up to Virgin Media Businesses’ nationwide fibre optic network.
Virgin Media Business told reporters that the new service will provide better connections between Three’s 15 aggregation sites and three core data centres across the UK.
As more people switch to LTE phones, mobile operators are having to upgrade their networks so they're able to handle more capacity.
The new fibre optic service will boost Three’s network by 300Gb capacity, according to Virgin Media Business.
Bryn Jones, chief technical officer at Three (pictured), said: “Being able to browse the internet and stream videos instantly without buffering has become a minimum requirement for many customers when deciding on their provider.
“With the new high-capacity backhaul network from Virgin Media Business we are ready to welcome even more people to the Three family. Regardless of where they are, now all of our customers will receive the best possible experiences when using 4G.”