Three quarters of Britons (who had an opinion) want 4G as soon as possible, research shows
Over eight in ten British adults expressing an opinion believe that adopting new technology such as 4G networks is vital for Britain to remain competitive and protect jobs, and nearly three quarters want to bring 4G networks to the country as soon as possible, our poll of 2,033 British adults for communications company Everything Everywhere has found.
- 82% of British adults expressing an opinion said that adopting new technology such as 4G is vital for Britain to remain competitive
- 74% want to bring 4G networks to the country as soon as possible
In addition, the research also showed that for those who wanted 4G to come to the UK as soon as possible, the primary reasons were:
- 66% said because they think it is important for the UK to catch up with other countries and stay competitive
- 58% said because they would like to access faster internet connections
- 45% said because it is important for the economy and job creation
- And 35% said because they would like better mobile phone coverage to be able to make phone calls in more places
Everything Everywhere CEO Olaf Swantee, commenting: 'Consumers are calling for the fast and reliable broadband that 4G LTE can provide – and they want it now. With nearly three dozen countries, including many parts of Europe, Asia and America having already rolled out 4G, it is imperative that the UK move forward with building a 21st century digital infrastructure as soon as possible.'
In other related research also carried out by YouGov, of those who access the internet or use an application that relies on an internet connection on a smartphone or mobile broadband dongle, 81% agreed that 4G should be rolled out in the UK as soon as possible.