Mobile Broadband Network Limited (MBNL), the 50/50 joint venture set up by Three UK and T-Mobile almost three years ago, has now delivered more than 12,000 shared 3G sites across the UK for the two networks. Each of these 3G sites is fully-configured for high-speed mobile broadband access.
The partnership provides improved coverage for customers and also offers significant operator savings and environmental benefits. More than 5,000 sites have been switched off and more than 2,000 of these have already been fully decommissioned. T-Mobile also has its own network-sharing agreement with Orange, thanks to the Everything Everywhere venture.
Graham Payne, Managing Director of MBNL, said "This was an exciting, challenging and ultimately hugely rewarding project for the team at MBNL. My thanks to all who have worked so hard to deliver this fantastic network, special thanks go to our key partners who are rightly proud of their roles in this project."