SUPERFAST 5G mobile network has officially rolled out across Barrow.

Telecoms giant Three has announced it has officially launched its 5G service to mobiles in Barrow after delaying the launch last year.

Those with a 5G-capable handset will be able to access Three’s 5G speeds at no extra cost.

The firm is the last of the big four UK networks to introduce the next generation wireless technology to smartphones, which was originally due to arrive by the end of 2019.

In November, Three said a number of issues, from acquiring the right planning permissions from landlords to arranging 5G equipment on masts, had forced it to push its original target 'slightly behind'.

The telecommunications company revealed that its 5G offering will be available on mobiles in 65 locations from the end of February, including London, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Coventry, Nottingham and Barrow.

Rival EE launched its 5G offering in May last year, followed by Vodafone and O2.

Simon Fell, MP for Barrow and Furness, said he was “glad” a faster network will be rolling out across Barrow but there are still further steps to take for better mobile coverage.

“I’m glad that Three has rolled out 5G to Barrow,” he said.

“This will enable more people to get online and access super fast mobile broadband for the first time in our town.

“But, we’re not there yet. That’s why I’ll continue to lobby the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to ensure that we see our fair share of funding and that all towns and villages across Furness benefit from better mobile coverage to run in their homes and businesses.”