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UK Businesses Call for Urgent Next Gen Broadband Push

Posted: 19th Feb, 2009 By: MarkJ
Findings from the latest CMA survey reveal that 95% of businesses believe the UK needs to act now to regain its place among the top 10 broadband nations. Furthermore 55% of businesses reported that they wanted SDSL broadband (same speed both ways) but couldn't get it in their area:

Glenn Powell, Chief Executive of CMA, says: "This shows the urgency with which the measures proposed by the recent interim Digital Britain report are needed. We welcome the measures proposed in Lord Stephen Carter’s report which we believe, if implemented, will enable British companies to remain competetive in the current tough economic climate."

The survey also revealed that mobile workers and communication tools are on the increase. 64% of businesses who responded said that they had witnessed an increase in mobile workers.

Finally 81% said that connected handheld devices were a 'key factor' in their communications and networks strategies – a significant year on year increase from 74% in 2007 and 68% in 2006.
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