Category: features
Updated: 06/02/18 : 07:09:00

Three delivering 93% 4G coverage across Sligo

John Dixon, 3Store Manager, Sligo pictured at the announcement that Three's network upgrade has been completed in Sligo. Photographer: Andrea Duncan
Three has announced that, following its extensive network upgrade across Sligo, it is now delivering 93% 4G population coverage to the area. Following the integration of the legacy O2 and Three networks, customers now have access to significantly more sites*, and are enjoying average 4G speeds of 18 MB per second, as well as improved coverage for calls and texts.

Three’s Sligo customers are putting the new state-of-the-art network to good use with almost 400 GB of data going through the network ever hour, the equivalent of 19 million WhatsApp messages sent every 60 minutes. 

Sligo was one of the first counties to be upgraded as part of Three’s €300 million national network investment, which involves network integration and extensive upgrading of equipment. Three customers in 4G areas like Sligo can experience faster mobile data speeds to watch videos, post to social media and stream music without having to worry about their data usage with Three’s unique offering of All You Can Eat Data.

Speaking about the investment, David Hennessy, Chief Technical Officer with Three said “At Three, we want to make our customers’ lives mean more through connecting, and are we committed to delivering a state-of-the-art network nationwide. As one of the first areas to be upgraded, I’m delighted to see these improvements in Sligo where we are now delivering 93% population coverage for 4G in addition to improved access to 2G and 3G.”

Eddie Nunez, Group IT Manager with Connolly Motors in Sligo said “I spend a lot of time travelling between company sites and the reliable connectivity we get from Three means that I can always be reached. The Three network works fantastically in all our locations in terms of speed and reliability and their all you can eat data packages makes a huge difference to our costs.”

Three is rolling out its network upgrade programme across the country. For more information, log on to www.three.ie/thebigupgrade