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Mobile broadband provider 3 has revealed plans to invest in high-speed wireless.

The network operator currently offers speeds of 2.8Mb, but is looking to eventually offer customers a maximum of 14.4Mb.

A spokesperson told Techradar that work is already taking place to more than double the current broadband speed to 7.2Mb.

The representative explained that the current network speed equates to around 1Mb "in real terms".

"This means we might get 2Mb when we upgrade. The appetite for data is huge, so we have to have a sufficiently deep network, with the right amount of density and backhaul, to cater for all customers."

However, the spokesperson added that not all subscribers may be able to achieve the maximum speeds as networks often become "more sensitive" when speeds are increased.

"For instance, with 7.2Mb you have to be within around 200m of a mobile mast to really get the top speeds," the 3 insider explained.

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