Businesses expect productivity boost from 4G services

Wednesday 31 October 2012

Businesses expect to see a productivity boost following the launch of 4G services in the UK, it has been reported.

Research conducted by EE - which has this week launched super-fast mobile services in 11 cities across Britain - found that 74 per cent of firms plan to adopt 4G within 12 months.

Some 58 per cent of firms believe next-generation mobile services will boost productivity, while 38 per cent expect to see an improvement in employee motivation.

"The technology will also help firms compete through innovation – 50 per cent want 4G so they can set up an internet connection quickly without having to wait for a fixed line to be installed," EE noted.

"This is a boon for retailers wanting to set up a pop-up shop, or builders looking to set up a temporary office on-site."

According to the survey, Newcastle-upon-Tyne's business community is showing the strongest demand for 4G at present.

Some 85 per cent of firms on Tyneside are planning to roll out super-fast mobile services within 12 months, compared to 78 per cent in London.

"Chief executive officers and sales staff will be first in the business to use the new technology," EE claimed.

Posted by Alex Boardman