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It's Far Too Early for the Likes of Three to Be Saying It Has the Best 5G, Says Mobile Analytics Firm

By Shabana Arif on at

With 5G rolling out across the country, the battle between network operators to position themselves as the best place to get it is on, but as of right now, any such claims are a load of horse shit.

That's according to mobile analytics firm RootMetrics in response to claims from companies i.e. Three, that they have the best, or "real" 5G.

Three's entire 5G marketing campaign has revolved around its tagline "If it’s not Three, it’s not real 5G,” which is based on the operator having nabbed the 3.4-3.8GHz bandwidth which will supposedly allow for higher speeds, and better coverage. Three has managed to piss off EE and O2 who have demanded that the ASA and Ofcom get involved.

"It’s far too early for operators to suggest they have the ‘best’ or ‘leading’ 5G offer," said Kevin Hasley, head of product at RootMetrics. "We will only know the true landscape once 5G has fully rolled out and even then, regular and rigorous testing is required to accurately benchmark performance and show consumers what type of 5G experience they can expect on their device or location."

So don't fall for their nonsense, is the gist of it. Most UK operators will have their 5G networks up and running by the end of the year, so you might want to hold until next year for better deals, and a wider variety of options if you're not desperate to switch over just yet.