SSE Enterprise Telecoms is assisting Three ascent is backend infrastructure to boost a existent network and eventually support a rollout of 5G services.
The initial proviso of a partnership is already underway and will see SSE pierce twine connectors to Three’s 20 core UK information centres.
Three has 10 million UK customers, adding 900,000 in a past 12 months, with a users immoderate an normal of 6.8GB per month. This is significantly some-more than users on other networks, with Three mostly braggadocio about a data-centric inlet of a infrastructure.
The user has sought to densify a network with tiny cells and boost indoor coverage with Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi), Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and low operation 800MHz spectrum. However, all these fronthaul technologies need to bond to a network, that is where SSE comes in.
“Our business use adult to 3.5 times some-more information than a rest of a UK, a direct that is usually going to boost as we pierce towards a 5G world,” pronounced Bryn Jones, Chief Technology Officer during Three UK. “The preference to name SSE Enterprise Telecoms to support us on this tour was straightforward. Their believe and ambitions for UK connectivity were transparent and done them a healthy choice.”
SSE Enterprise Telecoms operates a 14,000km twine network opposite a UK, providing connectivity to businesses and communications providers. It also creates use of CityFibre’s inhabitant twine network to offer customers. The understanding with Three plays into a possess skeleton to pierce some-more “strategically placed” information centres onto a infrastructure.
“Our continued investment has done us a go-to network provider to assistance UK businesses clear their expansion potential,” pronounced Colin Sempill, Managing Director of SSE Enterprise Telecoms.
“As a connectivity provider, we know how constituent network infrastructure is to concede technologies like 5G to strech their immeasurable potential. We’re vehement during a event to support Three UK in a tour to pierce peerless practice to a business while charity new tie options to a own.”
The initial blurb 5G networks are approaching to arrive in a UK in 2020, with all 4 vital operators securing 3.4GHz spectrum that will energy a initial tranche of services during a Ofcom auction progressing this year.
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