4G could create new IT opportunities19th June 2012
There is growing pressure to roll out 4G across the UK, according to Everything Everywhere, which could lead to a host of new IT jobs being created in the future.
The company commissioned a survey of a thousand business leaders to gauge their thoughts on the emerging technology. An overwhelming 93% of businesses said they wanted it rolled out as soon as possible, with 94% also saying the UK needs it in order to remain competitive.
86% of business leaders said that they believe access to a 4G network would increase the productivity of their business.
Martin Stiven, Vice President of B2B, Everything Everywhere commented: “In today’s global economy, UK businesses need 4G networks to help them be more productive and compete on the international stage.”
“Half of the countries on the G20 list of the world’s biggest economies already have 4G, leaving British businesses at risk of falling behind rivals.”
The research highlighted the growing role of mobile devices in the working lives of Brits, with 72% of respondents using the mobile internet on a daily basis for work purposes, such as checking email or accessing documents.
Everything Everywhere operates the website www.4Gbritain.org for organisations and individuals wanting to learn more about 4G. The company has stated it believes 4G will add £75 billion to the economy by the end of the decade, creating and safeguarding 125,000 UK jobs in the process.