According to Three (3), it was serving roughly 40 per cent of “all of the UK’s mobile data traffic combined”, despite the fact that it was considered to be smallest mobile operator from UK’s big five (others include: Vodafone, O2, T-Mobile and Orange).
According to the company, roughly 137Tb (terabytes) of files and data passed backwards and forwards via Three’s network, with Facebook being the biggest offender.
If you are interested in numbers, try to chew through 1.24bn Facebook hits that Three sees on a monthly basis.
A spokesperson for Three (3) was quoted as saying:
“60 per cent of Three customers are now smartphone users, and we expect this number to rise to at least 90 per cent over the coming year when many of our customers upgrade to the latest smartphones.”
Three also added that it thought this was encouraging news seen as this time last year only 30 per cent were using a smartie.
It also might be worth saying that Three has returned to its more popular ways and now provides unlimited data deals (certain T&Cs still apply though).
At the moment Three (3) is in the middle of upgrading its network infrastructure to enable it to provide speeds of 21Mbps and above.