28.09.12

UK digital networks get approval from country's business leaders

UK businesses believe the country's digital networks have improved over the past five years, despite voicing dissatisfaction at other critical infrastructure improvements, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

Eighty-two per-cent of companies, surveyed by the CBI and KPMG, said the country’s digital networks had improved with 79% adding that they believe improvements will continue. 

However, when asked to comment on the UK’s mobile broadband networks most respondents rated them as below average in terms of speed and coverage. 

Richard Threlfall, head of Infrastructure, Building and Construction at KPMG UK, said: “We’ve seen real improvements in our digital infrastructure, but there’s continuing uncertainty over energy and transport investment. 

“Everyone understands that the Government is constrained financially. But the right government interventions will encourage the private sector to invest.”

The report was compiled from 568 business leaders surveyed during June and July.

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