Three teams up with Virgin Media Business to 4G-proof network


The five year deal will see Virgin Media Business provide fibre optic connectivity – which offers 120 mbps – to Three’s network

Virgin Media Business has signed a partnership with Three to upgrade its mobile network so it can cope with 4G speeds.

The five year, multi million pound deal will see Three’s backhaul network (the part between the base station and core network) linked up to Virgin Media’s fibre optic network.

According to Virgin Media’s website, its fibre optic network offers speeds of up to 120 mbps.

The update will also expand Three’s network capacity to 300 gigabytes, Virgin Media Business said.

Virgin Media Business sales director George Wareing said: “Three recognises the challenge presented by increasing demand for data from customers and is doing all it can to safeguard its future services.

“Through our network, they can meet customer expectations and deliver a fast and consistent connection.”

Three’s Chief Technical Officer Bryn Jones said: “With the new high-capacity backhaul network from Virgin Media Business we are ready to welcome even more people to the Three family.”