Monday 12 November 2012
The adoption of 4G broadband services in the UK could help boost innovation, it has been claimed.
According to telecoms giant EE- which recently became the first major provider to offer 4G mobile services in the UK - companies can use super-fast mobile broadband to jump ahead of the competition.
Some 76 per cent of US-based 4G users said fourth-generation services have given them a noticeable advantage over their rivals.
"This innovation boost has been realised by firms in the construction, automotive and healthcare industries to name but a few," EE stated.
"They are using 4G to introduce new ways of working, products and services before rivals do."
For example, EE explained how a German car manufacturer will become the first to 4G-enable cars when it releases the LTE Car Hotspot, a USB adaptor giving passengers access to super-fast internet.
And an unnamed US construction company is already using 4G to send vast quantities of critical data in the field back to base in real-time.
"It has used one application over 4G to reduce project completion times by as much as 30 per cent, saving $1,000 a day," EE noted.
Posted by Alex Boardman