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Business welcomes early roll-out of 4G technology

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has welcomed the announcement that high speed 4G mobile internet services will be running on multiple networks across the UK, up to six months earlier than originally planned.

‘Fourth generation’ mobile technology will afford significantly faster and more reliable internet connections for mobile phones, allowing for faster downloads and high quality video calls.

The Government has confirmed that the technology will be available to most areas of the UK by Summer 2013, following an agreement between the UK’s rival mobile network operators.

Rhian Kelly of the CBI commented, ‘Faster and more reliable digital communications underpin growth in our most creative industries, and will hopefully spark further technological innovation and boost entrepreneurship across the economy’.

The Government hopes that the introduction of 4G services will boost the economy by around £2-3bn.