Olivier Ropars, senior director of mobile commerce at eBay Europe, which compiled the report that suggests that the 4G mobile network could provide a boost to the UK economy, said:
Consumers today want convenience and speed.
The arrival of universal 4G will bring with it a more immersive, instant and intimate shopping experience than ever before - putting the most exciting features of mobile retail as we know it into high definition.
It won't just turbo-charge the way we shop. It will truly give us the ability to shop anytime, anywhere.
That means an extra £1.8 billion of consumer spending up for grabs.
More top news
The elderly woman's son complained to the council that his mother had been deprived of her liberty in an 'unprecedented' legal case.
A suspected drunk driver ploughed into a crowd during Mardi Gras celebrations in the southern US city.
The singer had been tweeting in support of migrants when she was bombarded with abusive messages.