Thursday, 23 November 2017

High-speed broadband: If you build it...they might not come

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Tuesday 30 October 12

Executives from Openreach, TalkTalk, O2 and EE debate the super-fast broadband future; EE's Swantee predicts 4G take-up will be faster than 3G.

Telecoms operators in the U.K. are grappling with the economics of rolling out high-speed fibre broadband services. And at an event in London on Tuesday some of the industry's key stakeholders admitted that while the U.K. needs super-fast broadband infrastructure, they simply do not know whether consumers want it. We need to build the infrastructure, "but we also need to use it," said Dido Harding, chief executive of TalkTalk…

Telecoms operators in the U.K. are grappling with the economics of rolling out high-speed fibre broadband services. And at an event in London on Tuesday some of the industry's key stakeholders admitted that while the U.K. needs super-fast broadband infrastructure, they simply do not know whether consumers want it. We need to build the infrastructure, "but we also need to use it," said Dido Harding, chief executive of TalkTalk…

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