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Three UK says its 5G plans are under threat if tower merger with Euro giant Cellnex is blocked

hoola Silver badge

Forgive me

So Three are bellyaching because they cannot get their way to roll out 5G, a service that the average person will have no benefit from and many will actually lose out.

There is so much hype about 5G and all the pseudo-benefits it is unreal.

So it is faster...

Building penetration is rubbish

So I can stream HD movies etc

The only thing I see here is a push from mobile networks to divest themselves of having to offer a broadband service that is reliant on FTTP/FTTC/POTS.

I have long felt, that just like BT/Post Office have the Universal Service Provision. mobile operators need to be encumbered with the same thing. At least then there would be a possibility of actually getting mobile reception in all the areas where it is shite, you know, those rural not spots in the middle of civilisation.

All the mobile operators have ever done is go after the high density quick wins, just like Virgin Media cable rollouts. Anything that will not mate a profit is at the bottom of a very long list.

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