Culture Secretary Maria Miller has welcomed news that superfast 4G services are set to be launched within weeks following a successful meeting between mobile phone operators and regulators today.
Delivering 4G quickly is a key part of our economic growth strategy. I am grateful to the mobile operators for their co-operation in bringing forward vital 4G services.
The open and collaborative approach taken between the Government and the mobile companies will have hugely beneficial results for UK business and investment.
We anticipate that 4G services will boost the UK's economy by around £2-3 billion.
This is an example of the Government listening and responding to huge demand from both the public and business. High-speed mobile connections will mean that online services can be accessed more easily and quickly.
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