The use of mobile internet in the UK has increased by 35% in comparison to home internet usage. Apart from better or even unlimited data allowance, a faster speed is the main focus in the eyes of consumers. At the end of the day who wouldn’t want super-fast internet on their smartphone? UK based Orange, T-Mobile and Three network customers are in for a treat. Virgin Media has announced a £100 million plus deal with Mobile Broadband Network Limited (MBNL) to roll out UK’s first synchronous Ethernet mobile backhaul service, enabling customers of Everything Everywhere (Orange and T-Mobile) and Three to benefit from super-fast access (around 1Gbps) to mobile data on the move.
Virgin Media have planned to build around 14 regional networks across the UK to improve bandwidth capacity which should give users on the three networks faster mobile internet. This will allow for much faster access to the internet, video calling and mobile TV for users.
It is evident that data traffic within the UK will increase in the years to come and mobile providers are under pressure to cope with this. With fibre optic broadband growing and the research into the properties of Graphene leading to super-fast Internet, it won’t be long before consumers will be able to enjoy speeds of up to 10Gbps in connectivity.