(Yicai Global) Aug. 20 -- British telecommunications operator Three UK has launched its fifth-generation network in London, becoming the third carrier in the country to use 5G technology from Chinese equipment maker Huawei.
Three's 5G services will focus on home broadband in the capital but expand the network to 25 British cities by the end of this year, state-owned Chinese news agency Xinhua reported, adding that users can enjoy unlimited high-speed internet for GBP35 (USD42.4 a month) through a one-year contract.
Huawei will supply the routers included in the package, offering download speeds of between 155 and 400 megabits per second.
Vodafone and EE, the result of a merger between T-Mobile and Orange, rolled 5G services that use Huawei tech on May 30 and July 3 this year.
Huawei has supported the British digital economy for the past 19 years and is helping the nation become a leader in the 5G sector, its Senior Vice President Zhang Jiangang told Xinhua.
Editor: James Boynton