Despite living in a country with the world’s fifth highest GDP it can feel at times as though our telecoms in rural areas barely advanced since the dark ages.
Real Business spoke with Hubert Da Costa, vice president EMEA at Cradlepoint, who unveiled the woes of rural broadband and the need for a better technology strategy after BT showed how easy it was to experience service failure.
The UK has set a target to achieve 95 per cent coverage of NGA broadband across the country by 2017 with a £1.7bn investment. But the aim to have all properties connected to a basic broadband capability (2Mbps) by the end of last year was not entirely fulfilled.
Broadband is vital for businesses these days, but in many parts of the UK there’s a dire lack of choice and limited speeds. Many premises only have the option of ADSL broadband which is feeling increasingly outdated and takes its toll on firms in rural areas.