Thursday, February 7, 2013

UK - OFCOM forecasts Internet use to increase by 300 times by 2018

The International Business Times reports that Internet use in the UK would increase by 300 times by 2018.
Phenomenal growth in internet connected devices could see UK web use increase by a factor of 300 over the next five years, as Ofcom looks to fibre and the refarming of television spectrum for a solution.

Speaking at the Institute of Engineering and Technology in central London, Ofcom's chief technical officer Steve Unger said there is no reason to believe that consumer demand for faster and wider-ranging internet coverage will slow, so planning now for the future is critical.

"It's difficult if not impossible to predict future levels of growth, but there's no reason to believe that the virtuous circle of service innovation and capacity growth, which over the last decade has transformed our sector, is about to stop."

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