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Topic Title: 4G Mobile internet service in the UK
Topic Summary: Is it likely to drive-out telephone lines broadband service in the future
Created On: 02 February 2014 02:50 PM
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Related E&T article: News analysis: Has the 4G hype ground to a standstill?
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 02 February 2014 02:50 PM
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aydot2000

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Is it likely to drive-out telephone lines broadband service in the future?
 02 February 2014 09:47 PM
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ectophile

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It'll probably drive out a few - more and more people are using mobiles instead of land-line phones.

But until they offer reliable coverage and very large data packages, there's still a big market for fixed-line broadband.

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 05 February 2014 01:11 PM
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cblackha

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Doubt it.
4G is great in theory, but there's a big difference between having a 4G service and everyone being able to connect to it an multi-megabits/s.
Fiber to home/local cabinet provides far higher capacity.
 02 April 2014 06:47 AM
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llondel

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When you live in the sticks and you're lucky to get a useful 2G signal, let alone 3G or 4G, a pair of wires is always going to give better results. You're not sharing the bandwidth with anyone else, either.
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