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  • Industry: Technology
  • Type: Press release
  • Date: 20/02/2013

4G coverage in most major cities and towns by end of next year says KPMG 

 

Commenting on the 4G auctions, Chris Woodland, Telecoms Partner at KPMG, said: “The (re)entry of BT and the spread of new spectrum across all existing players goes a long way to deliver on Ofcom’s objectives of ensuring the UK mobile broadband landscape will continue to be competitive for years to come.

 

“Providing for a national wholesaler, and issuance of the 800Mhz ‘coverage’ licence in particular, won by Telefonica UK, means over 98% of the UK’s population will finally benefit from broadband access, providing connectivity to consumers and small businesses in remote and rural areas of all nations.  

 

“KPMG expects that all operators will be able to offer decent 4G coverage in most of the UK’s major cities and towns by the end of next year, providing a good fillip to the enhancement of the infrastructure of UK plc and the economy.”

 

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Mark Hamilton, KPMG Corporate Communications                            020 7694 2687

 

About KPMG 

 

KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and operates from 22 offices across the UK with over 12,000 partners and staff.  The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.8 billion in the year ended September 2012. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 156 countries and have 152,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity.  KPMG International provides no client services.

 

 

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